In Reception, we teach daily phonics once all baseline assessments have been completed. We follow the Read, Write Inc. synthetic phonics programme that enables children to learn and apply phonic sounds in a structured and familiar routine:
Alongside this we will be practising red words - words which cannot be 'sounded out' eg. I / he/ said/ the/ she/ we/ go.
Each class learns with their class teacher in the Autumn term and following a phonics assessment we group children to ensure their phonic needs can be supported most effectively in the Spring and Summer terms.
Children are encouraged to apply their phonic skills during class time too! We provide lots of visual aids to support the development of reading and writing during play.