Phonics

Phonics provides the building blocks for Reading. By breaking down words into their smallest units of sounds (phonemes) and identifying how these are represented by letters (graphemes), children acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to read (decode) words.

We provide workshops to help inform parents what phonics is and how best to support their child at home. However, if you are unable to make it along or have missed one in the past why not catch up here by clicking on the picture and by downloading the slides and handouts too. The handouts also include an overview of the 6 phonics phases as they are taught in school and some other great resources. Following the workshop, 100% of parents felt fully equipped to be able to support their child in their phonics and early reading development.

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We subscribe to a fantastic website called Bug Club.’ Every child has a unique login which allows them to access interactive games, phonics games and grammar/spelling activities. If your child hasn’t received a password please ask your class teacher.

We use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to help organise the progression of the teaching of phonics from Nursery to Year 2. This is supplemented by other teaching resources and planning such as Pearson’s ‘Bug Club,’ ‘Phonics play’ and Jolly Phonics.