In Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, we teach phonics (the sounds of English) through the 'Read, Write, Inc' phonics programme.
Our children learn the sounds of English to enable them to decode (read) and encode (write) English.
Phonics lessons are taught to all children in Reception through to Year 2 and include fun, focused activities that develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Children from all year groups are also included in phonics lessons if required. This is usually due to them being new to speaking English or having Special Educational Needs.
In June, children in Year 1 take the Government's Phonics Screening Check. Year 2 children also take the test, if they did not reach the expected standard when they took the test in Year 1. We have included past papers for you to view or download below.
Each year, we hold a parent workshop to inform them about the phonics in school and the Phonics Screening Check. .
In order to help your child, the most important thing that you can do is to read with your child every day. Your child can practise reading and blending phonic sounds, while playing some fun games on PhonicsPlay (see link below).