Reading and Phonics

Reading in EYFS and KS1 is taught initially using a systematic, synthetic phonic approach. Phonics is taught daily as a discrete lesson and we use School Improvement Liverpool Phonics document to teach phonics with some resources from Read, Write, Inc. This is a core scheme to teach synthetic phonics which is multi-sensory exciting and engaging. Children are grouped according to the phase they are working at.

During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children develop their phonic knowledge and skills and apply these in both reading and spelling. As developing readers, children are encouraged to use a wider range of strategies to aid decoding of text and to enhance their understanding of material across a range of genre.

Resources to support the learning of phonics:

Phonics Play is a website packed with interactive phonics games and many different resources to help your child use their phonics skills in reading.

Letters and Sounds is a website for resources and games. There are useful online games accessible via this website.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check which will take place during the week 10th - 14th June 2019. Please ensure that your child is in school during this week.

The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one -to-one with their class teacher.  It will assess phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1.

It will check that your child can:

  • Sound out and blend graphemes in order to read simple words e.g. n-igh-t

  • Read phonically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words, e.g. cat, sand, windmill.

  • Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as ‘pseudo words’.

For further Information on the Year One phonics screening check click here.

KS1 Phonics Results 2018

In 2018 85% of year 1 children passed the Phonics Screening Check.

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