What is Phonics?
Phonics is an essential strategy that children are taught as part of the process of learning to read.
Children are taught to:
Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ unfamiliar words as they read.
From Nursery to Year 2, children receive daily phonics lessons in line with the ‘Letters and Sounds’ guidance from the Department for Education.
There are 6 phases that increase in difficulty. Content includes learning individual letter sounds, spelling words with adjacent consonants and learning ‘tricky words’ that can not be decoded phonetically.
There are a wealth of interactive games and activities available online. We have found the following sites particularly useful: