Phonics

 

Year One Phonics Screening 2018

Charles Darwin pupils reaching the expected standard: 95%

National pupils in 2017 reaching the expected standard: 81%

How to help with phonics
The teaching of phonics is a strength of our school; we have developed a comprehensive programme of study based upon high quality teaching of letters and sounds which takes place daily across our infant department. Effective teaching and learning in this vital area is essential if young children are to read and write well. In this section you will find a range of information about all aspects of phonics together with useful hints and suggestions as to how you can support your child at home. (Phase 4 is a revision programme so we have not included a leaflet.)

Phonics (Letters and Sounds) is a focussed teaching strategy that teaches children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling.

Letters and Sounds are taught through 6 phases.

Phase 1 supports the development of speaking and listening.

Phase 2-5 is a systematic approach to phonics teaching and word recognition skills

Phase 6- focuses on word- specific spellings and the rules for spelling alternatives.

Letters and Sounds are taught as a discrete 20 minute session each day in similar ability groupings from across the Key Stage. Each lesson follows the structure of review, teach, practise and apply.

When children have secured phase 6, they move into the Support for Spelling programme. 

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Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 1BN

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143
admin@charlesdarwin.cheshire.sch.uk

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

jtilley@charlesdarwin.cheshire.sch.uk
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