From Nursery our children are introduced to phonics through the Letters and Sounds Document, incorporating the fun learning songs from the Jolly Phonics scheme.
We continue to use the principles of letters and Sounds from phases 1 to 4 through our Reception Class and supplement this with fully decodable phonics books as this aids the children in applying what they have learned and the children gain in confidence. Additionally, we have recently purchased resources from the ‘Read, Write Inc.’ scheme used in conjunction with ‘Floppy Phonics’ books to aid the delivery of Phonics from Reception through to Year 2 (Children who are yet to pass their Phonics screen check).
In year one these daily lessons are taught discretely and the children are grouped according to ability to enable our staff to target specific teaching. This approach aids us in addressing any gaps in the children’s understanding and learning. As we can have children coming to our school who are new to phonics, this also facilitates
individualised teaching and learning.