We teach a structured phonics programme in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Sounds are taught in detail throughout the whole week. Initial letter sounds are taught through actions and each digraph has a rhyme to support it.
We help the children to recognise what a sound looks like and practise it through a range of reading, spelling and writing activities. The children are then able to apply these sounds when reading and writing. From the beginning the children are encouraged to blend and segment sounds to read and write words eg s-a-t
We hold regular phonic workshops for parents. They are positively received. Copies of the presentations given at these can be found at the bottom of this page.
Comments from parents at our workshops included:
"I now know how I can help my child at home"
"I can use some of the games at home with my child"
"It was good to hear how to say the different sounds and how to help my child with reading"
"It was very informative - thank you for helping me to understand phonics!"
Supporting your child at home
Useful websites include:
As a parent, your involvement in supporting your child’s learning is really important. Here are some ways you could support at home:
can sound out their own list! Any opportunity to encourage them to read or write and
sound out words.