Phonics is a key ingredient in the early teaching of reading at our school. Phonics enables children to understand that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words and this underpins the key skill of word reading.
Through a rigorous and systematic programme, we aim for children to achieve mastery of speedily working out the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words.
To ensure continuity in progression of skills across the Foundation Stage and the Key Stages, the school follows the National Curriculum (2014) programmes of study. “Letters and Sounds” forms the core of our phonics programme and this is supplemented with activities from “Jolly Phonics” and “ Read, Write, Inc” (Ruth Miskin).
- YR and Key Stage 1 will teach discreet phonics daily. Each session is for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Children at Key Stage 2 will have differentiated phonic support if still required.
- Phonics will also be reinforced throughout topic work and other areas of the curriculum.
If you would like to develop your own understanding of phonics please speak with your child’s class teacher. We also offer opportunities to attend Parent
Phonic Workshops at our school. (Link here to notes from last workshop) If you would like to practise further phonic and spelling activities then please follow the links on the right.