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Mrs Ham is our Phonics Subject Leader. She is a Specialist Leader of Education for Phonics. Miss Flynn is our English Leader who has taught in both KS1 and 2.
Phonics sessions are taught daily in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. They follow the order of ‘Letters and Sounds’ and teach children the Jolly Phonics actions and songs to help them learn the phonemes in a way that caters for all learning styles. They are taught following a six phase programme and follow the same lesson structure each day for 20 minutes. All phonics sessions follow the same four part teaching sequence:
•Revisit and review- where previously taught sounds are revised.
•Teach- new sounds or tricky words are taught.
•Practice- reading and writing letters and words with the new sound in.
•Apply- read and writing caption and sentences with the new sound in.
At the end of Year 1 your child will complete a phonics assessment which is made up of real and nonsense words. This assesses how well children can use their knowledge of phonics to read words. You will be told your child’s result at the end of Year 1 and if your child has or has not met the benchmark grade. If your child doesn’t achieve the benchmark grade then further intensive support will be given in Year 2.