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Phonics

We teach phonics from Reception using the government recommended Letters and Sounds programme. From Year 1 we group the children according to their need and work our way through the phases throughout key stage 1. In Years 3 and 4 a similar approach is taken allowing teachers to provide the children with the teaching and learning they need. There is a move towards to teaching spelling and usage of key strategies. These are developed further in Year 5 and 6.

The children in Year 1 take the Phonics Assessment Check in June. In 2018/19 (June 2019) 93% of our children reached the expected threshold. We use a variety of resources including many websites. These are provided to parents on the letter which can be found on the class pages.

Children take part in daily differentiated phonics sessions in which they are taught the age appropriate objectives using Letters and Sounds. In Year 1, this works towards the phonics screening test and in Year 2 this is based around the No Nonsense Spelling scheme. Spellings are sent home and tested on a regular basis.