At Leedon Lower School we use the phonic scheme Letters and Sounds throughout the school. Below is a link to more information.
Children work their way through the phases as the begin to blend and segment.
Phonics Teaching Leedon Lower School
At Leedon Lower School we are committed to the delivery of excellence in the teaching of Phonics. We aim to develop each child so that they are able to read with fluency as well as develop a love of reading that will stay with our children all their lives. Being able to read is the most important skill children will learn during their early schooling and has far-reaching implications for lifelong confidence and well-being.
The use of phonics is one of the many skills needed to be able to be a reader and writer. We aim to teach high quality phonics to ensure the children have the best start possible in reading and writing. The learning of phonics is the beginning of children’s body of knowledge, skills and understanding that are an essential part of learning to read. In order to read and understand texts children must learn to recognise/decode the words on the page. Good quality phonics teaching allows the child to be secure in the skills of word recognition and decoding which allows children to read fluently. This will result in children being able to read for pleasure and will allow them to move onto developing higher order reading for meaning skills. These phonic skills need to be taught systematically and involve a variety e.g. multi-sensory resources for all learners. We currently use the Phonicsplay website which has an exciting variety of phonics games and resources. This also allows for planning, teaching and progression to be consistent; from Reception, through to the end of Year 4.