Bushfield Road Infant School


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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.

Encouraging Phonics at home

Letters and Sounds - a phonics presentation for parents