We believe phonics teaching to be an extremely useful way in helping children to develop early reading skills. At FCCE, we teach systematic phonics using the TES scheme. We also use elements of Jolly Phonics to help the children remember phonemes.
In Reception, the children will be given a daily phonics lesson to help them recognise the different phonemes from phase 2-4. Each week, they will be given different words in their ‘Blending and Word Book’ which will help them to practise the various phonemes they have been focusing on in class.
In Key Stage 1, the pupils will be given a daily phonics lesson to help them recognise the different phonemes from phases 3-6. During each lesson, the children will revise their previous sounds, be introduced to a new sound, practise reading words with that sound in and then practise spelling words with that sound in. Below is the phonics and spelling progression document for our school (this tells you what each phonics group covers during the year and includes the exception words for Year 2).
In Key Stage 2, most of the children’s phonics sessions will involve learning different spelling patterns and identifying alternative spelling strategies. They are given a list of spellings each week and are given opportunities to practise these before being tested.
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