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Phonics

At our federation, we aim to develop the full potential of all our pupils as confident, literate readers and writers. If children are to develop as competent readers and writers, it is vitally important that they have a secure understanding of the letter sounds and spelling system of the English language. Phonic skills need to be developed in a systematic way, based on a stage approach.

We believe that children should be able to use a wide range of phonetic skills so they can appreciate a wide range of literature and communicate their feelings and thoughts effectively.

Children should be able to:

    •     Blend and segment sounds easily
    •     Learn that segmenting words into their constituent phonemes for spelling is the reverse of blending phonemes into words for reading
    •     Spell words accurately by combining the use of grapheme-phoneme correspondence knowledge as the prime approach, and also morphological                    knowledge and etymological information
    •     Use a range of approaches to learn and spell irregular words.

 Entitlement

Pupils have access to a range of phonics opportunities that include at FS and KS1:

    •          Whole class teaching of specific spelling patterns
    •          Daily discrete phonics teaching

    •          Using phonics knowledge in real life contexts

    •          Applying skills in cross curricular contexts

Pupils have access to a range of phonics opportunities that include at KS2:

    •          Whole class teaching of specific spelling conventions and rules
    •          Discrete phonics teaching as part of an intervention group where gaps in phonological knowledge have been identified
    •          Using phonological knowledge in real life contexts
    •          Applying skills in cross curricular contexts

Please click on the icons below to access useful phonics resources:

Phonics Information for Parents                   Phonics Games for Children