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How We Teach Phonics

The principle objectives of the teaching and learning of phonics are to enable all children to access reading and spelling at an age appropriate level and to aim for all children in our school to learn to read by the age of six. 

In order for this to happen we need to ensure:

  • Consistency in the approach to teaching phonics throughout EYFS and KS1 and KS2 where appropriate;
  • Rigorous planning, assessment and tracking;
  • Quality first teaching that is lively, interactive and investigative.
  • Pupils to apply their phonic skills in all curriculum areas.
  • That all children are able to read age appropriate material.
  • That all children can spell at an age appropriate level.

Good quality phonic teaching secures the skills of word recognition and decoding which allow children to read fluently. This will result in children being able to read for pleasure and develop comprehension skills. These phonic skills need to be taught systematically following the format of revisit and review, teach, practise and apply . . .