The children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 enjoy a daily 25 minute phonics session, following the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Our phonic lessons are briskly placed with an emphasis upon active learning, eg. karate phonics and cheerleading phonics! Children are taught for 6 weeks and are then assessed by their classteacher to determine their progress. Year 1 children also undertake mock Phonics checks in preparation for them undertaking the statutory Phonics Check towards the end of their time in Year 1.
Click here to view the 2017 Year 1 Phonics Check presentation.
Click here to view the Phonics For Parents Workshop presentation.
We follow the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 take reading books home to practise with. As they progress through the reading scheme children are given individual comprehension homework to complete tailored to their reading book. This develops their ability to retrieve information from the text whilst also developing the skill of writing in complete sentences as they record their answers to questions in their homework book. More able readers choose more challenging books from a range of 'special readers'.