How we teach Phonics
We follow the Letters and Sounds programme and supplement this with Jolly Phonics actions, songs and resources.
Children learn how to read the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. This is essential for reading, but it also helps children learn to spell. The children also practise reading (and spelling) ‘tricky words’, such as ‘once,’ ‘have,’ ‘said’ and ‘where’.
Once children can blend sounds together they practise reading using books that match the phonics and the ‘tricky words’ they know. They start to believe they can read and this does wonders for their confidence.
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's learning is regularly reviewed and adjusted accordingly to ensure all children achieve the expected standard by the end of Reception and year 1. Children who have not achieved the expected standard by the end of Reception and year 1 or who move into Key Stage 2 still needing additional support with phonics receive individualised support from our team of Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistants. This is monitored by our SENDCo Mrs Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our Phonics Leader is:
Mrs Owens (see email address above)