Encouraging Phonics at home
- There is a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics throughout the school based on Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds.
- Phase 1 Letters and Sounds alongside Jolly phonics begins in the nursery and the 6 incremental phases progress throughout Foundation and key stage 1.
- Phonics is taught in short, discrete daily sessions with a wealth of opportunities for children to use and apply their phonic knowledge and skills throughout the day and across the curriculum.
- Children begin to orally segment and blend sounds as they are ready within FS2 and develop this into written segmenting and blending. The phases develop quickly and are taught in a clearly defined sequence. With the knowledge that some children will develop their phonic skills at a different pace, activities are differentiated accordingly. Following on from phase 6, usually within year 2, the teachers plan phonic work using the ‘Support for Spellings’ document.