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"A very large majority of pupils meet the expected standard of the Year 1 phonics screening check. The effective teaching of phonics and tailored interventions ensure that most pupils can successfully decode words."  Ofsted Report 2019


Phonics is taught systematically throughout Year 1 and Year 2, following the National Curriculum required sounds.  Each week the children learn new sounds and also revisit previously learned sounds to ensure their knowledge is embedded.  This allows them to continually expand their breadth of sounds and to increase their confidence in their ability to decode. 


We teach Phonics alongside Guided Reading where the children can really bring a book to life with their expression and understanding of punctuation.  We learn all about vocabulary, inference, 

making predictions, and retrieving information from a text.