phonics

Phonics sessions are taught daily in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 using the 'Letters and Sounds' Phonics Programme. The children are taught following a six phase programme and follow the same lesson structure each day. Children are regularly assessed and are streamed into different ability groups. We use Phonics Tracker to assess progress. All phonics sessions follow the same four part teaching sequence.
Teaching Sequence

  • Revisit and review- where previously taught sounds are revised

 

  • Teach- new sounds or tricky words are taught.

 

  • Practice- reading and writing letters and words with the new sound in.

 

  • Apply- read and writing caption and sentences with the new sound in.

At the end of Year 1  children will take the Phonics Screening Check which is made up of real and nonsense words. This assesses how well children can use their knowledge of phonics to read words. You will be told your child's result at the end of Year 1 and if your child has or has not met the benchmark grade. If your child doesn't achieve the benchmark grade then further intensive support will be given in Year 2.