Phonics is the knowledge of letters and the sounds they make. As mentioned earlier, our phonics is taught through the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, additional actions are taught to help the children remember the sounds.
The children are taught the skills of blending sounds together to read words and segmenting the sounds in a word and choosing the correct letters needed to spell it.
The children work on the 'Letters and Sounds' programme from phases 1-6, according to the phase of 'Letters and Sounds' they are working on. They receive at least 15-20 minutes focused phonics teaching each day.
Our phonics work is carefully tracked for each individual child so that additional support can be given where needed.