Alkrington Primary School

Alkrington Primary School

A Learning Journey

Enabling Environments 

In the EYFS we take great pride in providing a stimulating and enriching learning environment. We change it on a regular basis to reflect the children’s learning. Our aim is to provide opportunities for the children to explore, engage and discover. Our areas are set up with a variety of resources so the children can be creative learners and use the resources in their own unique ways. We also have activities set up for the children to complete and these reflect their learning so they can apply new skills they have learnt.


At Alkrington Primary School we use Twinkl Phonics, a fully comprehensive, synthetic phonics teaching programme designed to be used with children from nursery to year 2. Delivered through the stories and adventures of Kit, Sam and the Twinkl Phonics family, the scheme builds and develops the skills and understanding children need to become effective, independent readers and writers.

We start children off with mini-books taught in the week’s phonic lessons and after three weeks, if children are ready to blend sounds to read, we will move them onto reading books.