In school, we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills, which consists of six phases.
It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It is a systematic programme for teaching phonic skills to children with the aim of them becoming fluent readers.
However, we know that each of our pupils is different so we may use other strategies to support and embed their learning such as jolly phonics, sight words or mnemonics for writing. At Arbour Vale School, phonics is taught at the pupil’s stage of development across the school so phonics lesson may look different in different classes.
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