At Coopers Lane we believe that the use of phonics is crucial in the teaching of early reading and writing. We use Floppy’s Phonics, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme.

The programme is delivered in two distinct sessions:

1) Session 1 is a teacher-led session focusing on revision of past letter/s-sound correspondences and the introduction of sounds and graphemes. There is also modelling and practising the skills of blending, segmenting and handwriting using a range of interactive resources.

2) Session 2 provides a revise-and-apply routine in which the children focus on their learning, at their own level, using the Say the Sounds Posters, Sounds Books, Activity Sheets/Books and Cumulative Texts, with the teacher drawing the attention of the whole class together as needed.

The second session can take place later in the day or the next day, or as an immediate follow-on. Each sound is also linked to a Sounds reading book, which is used to support the new learning.

Some words, which cannot be phonetically sounded out, are taught at each stage. These are ‘tricky words’ and are taught through sight recognition.

Click here to see the suggested timetables for Reception and Year 1.

Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Fri 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 6:00pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email


Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant