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We follow the ALS strategy for phonics.

Below is our phonics plan for Spring II. We are now starting to learn the phase 3 letter sounds.

Below is our phonics plan for Spring I. We are recapping phase 2.

Below is our phonics plan for Autumn II when we start Phase 2.

Autumn I

If your child is new to the school, they will carry out a phonics assessments so we know what level they are working at. The children then work in small groups for phonics, depending on what they need to learn next. As they achieve each area, they will be moved to the next group. When the children can orally blend and segment we will start to teach the letter sounds. Below are the different areas of phonics in phase 1.

  1. Knowing that they use their ears to listen with.
  2. Differentiating between different sounds e.g. naming sounds in the environment or pairing musical instruments.
  3. Make loud and quiet sounds.
  4. Copying voice sounds.
  5. Creating sounds for a picture e.g. a train.
  6. Join in with action rhymes.
  7. Copy a rhythm using sounds made with their body e.g. clapping, stamping, tapping.
  8. Clap out the rhythm of a word.
  9. Say the number of syllables in a word.
  10. Repeating initial sounds.
  11. Saying the initial sounds of words.
  12. Orally blending sounds.
  13. orally segmenting sounds.

We will also be getting the children to repeat rhyming strings, match objects that rhyme and continue a rhyming string. You can help your child at home by singing lots of different nursery rhymes and reading rhyming stories.