Our Approach to Phonics

We teach synthetic phonics through the Letters and Sounds programme and the Devon Reading Scheme. Children are introduced to Phase One Letters and Sounds in F1 and build progressively through the phases. In Year 2 we are following the Devon Reading Scheme approach to phonics which covers new phonemes each week and then a practice and assessment at the end of the phase.


Reading Schemes

Children begin with phonics based books in F2 and progress through the colour-coded book bands. We use a wide range of reading schemes to appeal to all reading interest. Children take a book home to read each evening with an adult, who records their reading in a reading record. In class daily guided reading sessions teach the strategies and skills used to become fluent and thoughtful readers.