How we teach Phonics
We follow the DfES Letters and Sounds Programme and re-inforce this with Jolly Phonics actions and resources and Phonics Bug.
Within our KS1 classes, children are grouped and taught according to ability but we ensure that delivery is paced according to national expectations. We are very well resourced which means that children have the opportunity to learn using a wide variety of media, e.g. foam letters to build and read words, games and interactive whiteboard activities. Children are regularly assessed and groups re-arranged accordingly. Children who have not completed Phase 6 as they enter KS2 continue to work through the programme and then move onto Sound Discovery as an additional intervention, if necessary. EYFS pupils are initially taught together but are then split into ability groups as they enter Phase 3.