Our phonics is also linked to our Reading scheme in EYFS and KS1, so children have the opportunity to practice the sounds they have learnt in real books, creating a love for reading.
Phonics is the systematic teaching of the sounds, or ‘phonemes’, that accompany the written letters (‘graphemes’) in English. It is designed to teach children to become confident and fluent readers by the end of KS1, (Year 2). At St Mary’s, we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’, published by the Department for Education. It is broken down into 6 parts, or ‘phases’ which can be seen in the drop down table below: