Our aim is to deliver a detailed and systematic phonics programme which will build on the children’s speaking and listening skills as well as prepare them for learning to read by developing their phonics knowledge and skills. We will utilise Letters and Sounds as a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonics skills, for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by the age of seven.
All KS1 children will partake in a daily phonics lesson. Each lesson will be approximately 20 minutes in length and will take the format of Revise/Teach/Practise/Apply
Children in Reception will start to work on phase 2 (alongside phase 1) from September and will progress through phase 3 and phase 4 throughout the year.
Year 1 children will work through phase 5 and will complete the Year 1 Phonics screening check in June. Year 2 children will complete phase 6.
Phonics will be taught and practised in all areas of the curriculum.
Phonics areas will provide access to a variety of high-quality teaching resources and interactive working walls displaying supportive content. Phonics groups will be differentiated based on the children’s progress through the Letters and Sounds program. Intervention to provide additional support for children who require this will be implemented.
Confidence in phonics will allow the children to utilise their blending strategies to become competent, fluent readers and their segmenting skills to support their spellings to become more able writers. In supporting, both of these vital skills, the children will have the ability to fulfil their potential across all aspects of the curriculum.