Children develop essential literacy skills using a balanced approach that focuses equally on blending for reading, and segmenting for writing and spelling. The phonics teaching uses a blend of digital and printed resources, flashcards, sounds mats, friezes, write-in pupil booklets, reading books and eBooks to ignite a love of reading and consolidates decoding skills by immersing pupils in captivating illustrated stories (Big Books) and a rich variety of fully-decodable fiction and non-fiction.
This approach to teaching phonics continues through Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2 as necessary.
Here are some helpful videos that will support with the correct pronunciation of the sounds learnt in phonics lessons.
On Thursday 28th September 2023, the Reception team held their annual phonics parents meeting. Below is the PowerPoint with some useful videos that show what our phonics sessions look like in school.