Class 1 receive daily phonics teaching using multi-sensory and interactive approaches.
Foundation Stage: The foundation stage children will start school at Phase 2 of letters and sounds. This is based on learning the initial sounds (the alphabet) and reading and spelling CVC words e.g. cat.
Once secure in phase 2 the children will move rapidly into phase 3 which focuses on reading and writing using these sounds:
Year 1: The year 1 children start the year revising and securing the phase 3 sounds (above). They then move on to phase 4 and 5 where they learn a range of new sounds and begin to read and write more complex words.
These are the sounds introduced in phase 4 and 5:
The children will also practise reading and spelling high frequency words during their phonics lessons and in weekly spelling tests in year 1.
At the end of year 1 the children will take part in a phonics screening check. This helps us to identify whether children need further support with phase 1-5 of phonics in year 2.
Year 2: The children start the year revising and securing the phase 5 sounds. They then move onto phase 6. These focus more on the grammar and spelling rules, understanding tenses , plurals and changing from one thing into other e.g adjectives to adverbs. They include the suffixes (and the rules for applying them):
-ed -ing -er -est -ly -y -s/-es -ful -ment -ness -en
They also look at different ways of learning how to spell words such as; their syllables, identifying base words, analogy and mnemonics.