Our approach to learning phonics is through using a programme of phonics called Letters and Sounds, we do this through the published scheme of work called Phonics International, we also use Phonics Bug.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. It is set out in 6 phases which the children work through.
All teaching staff have enjoyed a day of training from Phonics International. We are all working together to support your children to learn about phonics and ensuring we have a consistent approach in school.
We are busy practising for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test.
Please try to help at home by practising the sounds with your child.
Take a look at some previous years' test materials so you know the type of words your child might be asked.