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The teaching of phonics is an essential component of the teaching of early reading. Phonics is a systematic approach to reading.  It teaches the children to decode words using a blending and segmenting approach. We use the DfE’s ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme to structure our phonics teaching and have added in our own John Keble style to teach it every day. 

From Nursery to year 2 we have adopted the same style of teaching phonics ensuring the children are confident and have a strong foundation when leaving year 2.

Please read our parent PowerPoint which will provide a clearer explanation and activities that you can do at home to support your child.

We always run training workshops for parents throughout the year.  Make sure you look out for the opportunity to attend and learn more.  It will also be a great opportunity for you to watch your child in action during phonics.

Please find our PowerPoint attached below regarding the Year 1 Phonics Screening. This is from our parents' workshop.

Please also use the link below for the 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Alphabet Series' Youtube Channel to help your child with sounding out the letter of the alphabet.