Phonics is taught on a daily basis through Jolly Phonics in Early Years and the Letters and Sounds system in Key Stage 1. In addition to daily discrete sessions, phonics underpins all of the teaching in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Although most children will have progressed up to Phase 6 of Letters and Sounds by the end of Key Stage 1, those who have gaps in their phonics knowledge receive targeted intervention in Key Stage 2.
We track children’s progress in phonics on a termly basis. All children sit the statutory Phonics Screen Check at the end of Year 1 where their ability to read 40 real and non-sense words is tested.
Phonics handbook for parents
In our school, we are passionate about developing enthusiastic and creative writers; children are given the opportunity to write for a wide range of purposes and audiences, not only within our daily literacy sessions, but across the curriculum.
Teachers use high quality texts and real life experiences to inspire and teach writing across a range of genres.
Children develop their skills in spelling, handwriting, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation and are taught how to edit and re-draft their writing.
Progression in Spelling and Grammar (SPaG) grid
Speaking and Listening
We value the importance good speaking and listening skills across the curriculum and give children opportunities to develop these skills through a range of activities including; word games, group and whole class discussions, reciting poetry, debates, drama and role play.