West Street Community Primary School and Nursery



Children have a daily phonics lesson differentiated to their ability. We follow letters and sounds alongside multi-sensory actions from Jolly Phonics to embed each sound and learn the letter names. Parents are invited to regular phonics meetings which provide information to help you support your child at home.

Reading and Writing

We wish our children to develop a passion for books and reading. In reception we use the ‘Power of Reading’ project which combines quality, age appropriate books alongside a creative and exciting curriculum. The books not only engage the children but enrich their growing vocabulary and inspire them to produce written work. 

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words and then simple sentences. We also use ‘Talk for Writing’ in the foundation unit which helps the children to learn stories off by heart by using actions.

Reading books are changed in reception every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is crucial that you listen to your child read at home as often as possible. If your child reads at least three times through the week, has their reading record signed and brings their book into school, they will be a reading star and have the chance to win a book.


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West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | head@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | bursar@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | senco@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | apeake@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
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