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Phonics & Reading



Phonics is taught using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ document on synthetic phonics in order to support the children in decoding the letters and sounds in order to read. In the Early Years, children have daily phonics sessions with opportunities to consolidate learning through planned continuous provision activities and in other areas of the Early Years curriculum. At Key Stage One, children have discrete phonics sessions in class linked to the phase the children are working at. Interventions are organised to help support children in becoming secure within a phase if required. Through teaching in class, children are then able to use and apply their phonic knowledge in order to read across the curriculum.

At Key Stage Two, phonic interventions using the ‘Bounce Back Phonics’ and ‘Letters and Sounds’ documents are planned to support children who do not have secure knowledge and understanding of phonics in order to read.

All key stages promote the use of phonics in order to support the children in decoding letters and sounds independently in order for them to become competent and confident literate readers.


Early Reading

Here are a couple of videos from Oxford Owl that give you advice on how to support your child at home with phonics and reading.

How to say the phonics sounds:



How to blend sounds to read words:



Useful Websites

Reading and Phonics

  Teach your monster to read