Phonics and Spelling
Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, the children follow a synthetic, systematic phonics programme (Letters and Sounds). The daily structured phonic sessions teach children to recognise phonemes (units of sound) and blend phonemes together in order to read words. The children are able to apply these taught skills (and many other skills) during ‘guided reading sessions’ in class, where they are taught to read and interpret texts, and also when sharing their reading books at home with their families.