Phonics at Bardney C or E and Methodist Primary School

We love reading and believe every child can become a fluent reader. Learning to read fluently ensures a child can access the full curriculum independently and ‘opens the door’ to learning and future success.

We believe phonics is the fundamental tool for reading. At Bardney, we have introduced a new phonics scheme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme.

Information on how we teach phonics and the progression of the sounds that children are taught can be found below.  

 -pdf link – Phonics Progression

Click on the link below to visit the Little Wandle site, which has lots of useful videos and information on how to support your child in their phonics learning.

On this website you will find videos explaining how to pronounce the sounds, as well as downloadable information to help your child remember how to form their letters and say their sounds.

There are also some video guides to show how to support your child at home when they are blending to read words or reading tricky words.




Please click HERE for information on remote learning for parents.

'Resource for Parents - Learning and Support @ Home'

Supporting Reading at Home

Here are some additional resources to support reading at home.

-  ‘Resources to Support Reading at Home 2021’ pdf


There are also some free resources available to download in the ‘Parents Starter Pack’ below:

-          ‘Parents Starter Pack’ pdf

 As we are unable to welcome visits to the school at this difficult time, please enjoy these video virtual tours of our Foundation and Key Stage 1 area and also our Key Stage 2 area.

 Foundation and Key Stage 1

 Key Stage 2

IT donation by local firm - we are very grateful to Home 2 Home Care for their recent donation of IT equipment to helpo pupils with Home Learning

COVID19 Phased Return FAQs

Going back to School Advice for parents/carers


We are ‘Outstanding’ - It’s official!

We are thrilled and delighted to be able to tell you that our school has been rated as ‘OUTSTANDING’ following our recent Section 48 SIAMS Church School Inspection. SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children who attend it and to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.


Welcome to Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School

On behalf of the children, staff and governors I wish you a very warm welcome.

At Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School we believe our role is to ensure that all of our children achieve the best they possibly can. We do this within the context of Christian belief and practice in an environment that stimulates a love of learning.  We are committed to our mission statement of ‘Opening the door to learning’ within a Christian context of John 10:10 ‘to have life in all its fullness’. Through this we support our children to succeed academically, socially, personally, physically and spiritually, both inside and outside school.

The school environment is a calm and safe place where children feel they are able to ask for support and advice and are part of the decision making process.

We have chosen seven Christian values, Friendship, Trust, Compassion, Forgiveness, Honesty, Respect and Fairness, which we place a strong emphasis on to help create and sustain the Christian ethos of our school and develop a deep spiritual understanding. Our Christian values and ethos permeate all we do together.

Within our village school we have an extremely dedicated staff; teachers, non-teaching and support staff that support each child in reaching their potential. Visitors comment on our supportive team , the family feel of the school and our shared commitment to help every child in the school achieve their best.

We hope as you visit our website you will gain a sense of the value that we place in each child and our desire to ensure that high standards and pupil progress, in all areas, remain as high as possible within the caring and happy community which is Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School.

Thank you for visiting our website, I hope that you will find all that you are looking for However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like some further information or a visit where you would receive a very warm welcome.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our wonderful school.

Mr Garth Hicks

Head Teacher