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Phonics

At Ashton Hayes Primary School we strive to ensure all children become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage One.

Aims

· To teach children aural discrimination, phonemic awareness and rhyme awareness in order to encourage good decoding strategies within reading and spelling.

· To encourage repetition and consolidation, so that spelling becomes automatic.

· To encourage children to segment and blend.

Objectives

· To learn to read and write all 44 graphemes in the English language.

· To teach children specific strategies to help them remember tricky words.

· To ensure that the teaching of phonics is lively, interactive and investigative.

· To encourage children to apply their phonic skills in all curriculum areas.

The Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Expectation

Reception - To teach Letters and Sounds regularly from the child’s start date. To teach as a whole class approach, ensuring all children have been introduced to phonemes and digraphs/trigraphs within phases 2 and 3. When appropriate, differentiate the groups to ensure children are reaching their full potential and support given is appropriate. For all children to have completed phases 2 and 3 by the end of the year and be ready to start phase 4 in Year One.

Year One - To teach Letters and Sounds daily. To teach as a whole class approach, ensuring all children have been introduced to and accessed phases 4 and 5. When appropriate, differentiate the groups to ensure children are reaching their full potential and support given is appropriate. For all children to have completed phase 4 and 5 by the end of the year and be ready to start phase 6.

Year Two - To teach Letters and Sounds daily. To differentiate the groups to ensure children are reaching their full potential. For all children to have completed phase 6 and be accessing No Nonsense spelling scheme by the end of the year. Children will also regularly revisit the sounds and tricky words learnt throughout the Letters and Sounds document.

Key Stage Two -  interventions to run for children who have not completed the Letters and Sounds document. 

Useful websites and APPS

There are several websites and apps that you can access and download at home that are helpful in practising and applying the skills taught within school.

Some that can be used are:

· Cbeebies Alphablocks

· Phonics play parents zone

· Hairy phonics 1

· Hairy phonics 2

· Hairy Letters

· Jolly phonics Letters and sounds

Leaflets to be downloaded

There are several leaflets that show the progression in phonics from Phase 2 to Phase 6 and these can be seen below.

Files to Download