Phonics and Reading
The teaching of phonics is a real strength of the school. Such effective practice provides pupils with the skills to sound out unknown words which will help develop their proficiency in reading. Most pupils enjoy reading. They read regularly with their teachers and at home. The books that pupils read are closely monitored by teachers, particularly at Key Stage 1.(Ofsted 2013)
In Foundation Stage and Year 1, children are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme. This programme follows a phased approach to ensure the children are ready for the phonics screening check at the end of Year 1.
In class, children will be learning phonics, sight words and strategies to read unknown words. They will be part of a daily phonics session, which will develop their phonological knowledge and the skills of blending and segmenting.
Below are some resources which you may find useful to support your child's learning at home. Over the year, we will be running parent workshops to provide you with knowledge and strategies to support the work in school and to involve you in your child's learning.