Phonics and Reading

How we teach Phonics
We teach phonics using 'Letters and Sounds', which is a detailed and systematic programme. This approach builds children's speaking and listening skills in their own right, as well as prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. The aim is that children become fluent readers by the age of seven. 
There are 6 phases altogether and ideally, children would be taught at the age appropriate phase. We ensure gaps in learning are identified across school (including Key Stage 2) and appropriate interventions are put in place.
Please see the attached document below for more detailed information on the 6 phases.

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