Phonics Scheme


Lower down the school in FS2/KS1, children are taught to read through the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics programme, which is supplemented by appropriately levelled books in Guided Reading from a range of reading schemes so that children do not get limited by one set of 'styles'. 'Letters and Sounds' follows the DfE guidance using a delivery of phonic decoding skills known as 'synthetic phonics'. The school uses a range of additional support resources to teach phonics such as Phonics Play and flashcards from Read-Write-Inc.


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are regularly assessed in phonics. Those children who have not met the requirements at the end of Year 2 continue to be taught and assessed in Phonics in Year 3 and beyond until they meet the requirements.

There is a National Year 1 Phonics Screening Test applied in June in Year 1.
Below there are some useful links to help with Phonics: