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What is phonics?

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.

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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 to ensure that the children are confident and have a strong foundation when leaving year 2. Clicking on the link below will take you to the Letters and Sounds YouTube channel, which uploads lessons daily for your child to follow.

We always run training workshops for parents throughout the year. Make sure you look out for the opportunity to attend and learn more. Also check out our helpful downloadable guide at the foot of this page.

There are plenty of other great phonics websites to keep your child engaged with their learning.

Click on the links below.