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Early Reading and Phonics

At Buswells Lodge, the teaching of phonics and reading is fundamental to the school. All staff are experts in the teaching of early reading, providing all children with daily phonics sessions, guided reading sessions and high-quality modelling through Shared Read.


We follow the KTC phonics programme which breaks down the phonic sounds required to decode a word, sentence and text.

We encourage children to make, hear and find these sounds within words they see, read and write. They are also encouraged to use their knowledge of phonics when decoding and writing, new and unfamiliar words.


These phonic sounds are put into  5 groups - Phase 1 , Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5.