Reading & Phonics
Phonics is an important aspect of children developing ‘reading and writing’ skills. It is taught daily for 20 minutes starting in Foundation One through to Key Stage One. At Marshland we teach the children using the government ‘Letters and Sounds’ program and supplement it with ‘Jolly Phonics’. Jolly phonics is a multi-sensory based program that is fun, active and meets all children’s learning needs. The ‘Letters and Sounds’ program is split into six phases:
Foundation One - Phase One
Foundation Two - Phase Two –Phase Four
Key Stage One - Phase Five-Phase Six
Pupils who leave Key Stage One below Phase Five will revisit that phase , and will be supported weekly using an intervention program planned by the class teacher.
Children starting in Foundation Two will be invited to a ‘Phonic meeting’ in the Autumn Term which will provide parent/carers with information on how to support their child at home. At Marshland we will be organising a weekly ‘Phonics After School Club’ for Foundation Two and Year One. During the Spring Term there will be a ‘Parent Phonic Workshop’ to support the children with the skills they will need for the ‘Phonics Screening’ test in June, 2017.