Reading and Phonics
Reading and Phonics
Reading in EYFS and KS1 is taught initially using a systematic, synthetic phonic approach. Phonics is taught daily as a discrete lesson and we use 'Letters and Sounds' as a core scheme to teach synthetic phonics which is multi-sensory, exciting and engaging. During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children develop their phonic knowledge and skills and apply these in both reading and spelling. As developing readers, children are encouraged to use a wider range of strategies to aid decoding of text and to enhance their understanding of material across a range of genre. The reading scheme used for KS1 includes a variety of texts which are banded at an appropriate level.
Phonics Play is a website packed with interactive phonics games and many different resources to help your child use their phonics skills in reading - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
In EYFS and KS1, we follow the Letters and Sounds document for Phases 1- 4 and then the School Improvement Liverpool Plans once the children are secure in Phase 4.
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
The statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check which will take place during the week 10th - 14th June 2019. Please ensure that your child is in school during this week.
The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one -to-one with their class teacher. It will assess phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1.
It will check that your child can:
Sound out and blend graphemes in order to read simple words e.g. n-igh-t
Read phonically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words, e.g. cat, sand, windmill.
Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as ‘pseudo words’.
For further Information on the Year One phonics screening check click here.
KS1 Phonics Results
In 2018, 93% of year 1 children passed the Phonics Screening Check.
In 2019, 97% of year 1 children passed the Phonics Screening Check.
Dates for your diary:
Friday 15th November 2019 at 9am – Phonics workshop to share ideas of games and activities to encourage your child to read at home.