Phonics and reading in Key Stage 1
We use a range of different phonics schemes, including parts of Read, Write, Inc and some parts of Letters and Sounds. Children are taught the sounds in fun and pacey sessions, learning an associated rhyme and rehearsing letter formations. We use 'Fred fingers' to segment words and practise blending individual sounds to make words. Also we read nonsense (alien) words to practise our decoding skills.
If your child is in Year 1 they will be taking the Phonics Screening Check in June. Please see the attached guide for parents. The check will be made up of 40 words, of which 20 will be real, and the other 20 will be nonsense (alien) words.