Phonics is a way of teaching children to read words quickly and skillfully. It allows children to recognise sounds that individual or combinations of letters make. These sounds are blended together to make words.
At our school we use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to teach regular discrete sessions in Reception and Key Stage 1. These sessions are structured pacey and fun.
In Year 1 all children are required by the government to undergo a phonics screening check. This tests the children’s knowledge of sounds and decoding of words. The screening check is a statutory requirement and takes place in June.
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