Phonics

How we teach Phonics

We follow the letters and sounds framework which teaches children to read and write by splitting words into individual sounds.

The Letters and Sounds programme is taught in 6 different stages or phases.

Children usually learn phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Reception. Phase 4 and 5 learnt in Year 1. In Year 2 children continue to learn phase 5 until they are confident.

At school every child who is not yet confident at phase 5 has a daily phonics lesson. Children receive a daily phonics lesson until they are confident at phase 5.