At Randlay School our phonics provision is integral to the children's learning of Reading and Writing. Phonics is taught in phases 1 to 6 and begins on entry to the Part Time Foundation Stage.
The teaching of phonics across Foundation and Key Stage One is taught rigorously and on a daily basis in order that the children make progress at the appropriate rate and complete the phases by the end od KS1 as required.
At our school we follow 'The Letters and Sounds' programme of study so that there is a clear continuity from Foundation to the end of KS1. Children work through the phonic phases and then move to 'Support for Spelling' on entry to Year 2. There is a National phonic test based on the children's recognition of different sounds at the end of Year 1 to check their decoding skills.
To support the practical application of phonics the children read books that link with the phonics phases and are carefully assessed to ensure books correspond with their phonic decoding skills. As the children progress through the six phonic phases and their confidence grows they are able to read a wider range of exciting books within an 'Age Expected' level.
Phonics teaching at our school is interactive and fun, including white board work and games which encourage the recognition of the different types of sounds. The children quickly become familiar with the terminology used in phonics and use it themselves to differentiate the types of sound from one another.
If you would like more information on 'Letters and Sounds,' or 'Support for Spelling,' please click on the links to the documents below.