We currently use is All Aboard Phonics which is a systematic synthetic programme.
Daily phonics teaching in EYFS and Key Stage One focuses on teaching the letters, sounds and the key skills of segmenting and blending which children need to succeed in reading. The sounds and high frequency words being taught in class are sent home weekly, so parents are kept informed about what is being covered.
We use a range of reading scheme books and other texts to promote the love of reading. Pupils are given appropriate books to take home based on the graphemes that they have been taught and are also provided with access to other books in order to encourage wider reading. All reading books encourage the children to practise and use their decoding and other reading skills, which are taught, frequently modelled and practised in class. Each child is provided with reading record to encourage the recording of their reading and to allow communication with adults at home about their child’s reading. We recommend that pupils read at home every day and discuss the what they have read with their parents/carers. Books are changed regularly.
Supporting Your Child
As a parent, your role in helping your child learn to read is going to be crucial. Your child needs 10-15 minutes of practice each day
You may feel untrained to teach reading, but in less than an hour we can give you the training you need. Then the process can become fun and easy for both you and your child.
Please try to take a break and watch the videos below.
An Introduction to Phonics for Parents
Top 5 Tips to see your Child Fly with Phonics
Blast the Blending
Meltdown Mayhem - why children have meltdowns over home reading
A Guide to Reading Decodable Books with your Child
Eye Tracking Excercise
Segment-Re blend Technique
Phonics is full of terminology which can seem confusing at first but is really straightforward once you get your head around it!
You may start to hear this terminology being used by your child’s school or cropping up in our other training videos. We recommend you take a quick look through our Phonics Jargon videos to become familiar with these terms.
What is a phoneme?
What is a Grapheme?
What is a Tricky Word?
What is Blending?
What is a Trigraph?
What is a Digraph?
What is a Pictophone?
What is Segmenting?
What is a Split Digraph?
Phoneme Voicing and Actions
Learn how to voice the different sounds correctly. This will make the skill of blending so much easier for your child. You can also learn the corresponding actions for each pictophone to help prompt your child with a visual clue to the sound!
How to Voice the Phase 2 Phonemes
How to Voice the Phase 3 Phonemes
How to Voice the Phase 5 Phonemes
The following video is helpful in explaining how the sounds of the English phonetic code should be pronounced.