At Pheasant Bank Academy we aim to provide opportunities for learning that develop the children's ability to become effective communicators through skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and phonics. We have daily reading lessons which focus on the key skills of reading. Writing is primarily taught through Talk for Writing. In addition, regular spellings and phonics lessons are taught through No-Nonsense Spelling, where children learn sounds in words and spelling patterns and how to apply their knowledge in reading and writing activities. The teaching of Literacy is also done through the topics the children are learning to make it creative, fun and meaningful.