Reading in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1) is taught initially using a systematic, synthetic phonic approach. Phonics is taught daily as a discrete lesson and we use 'Letters and Sounds' as a core scheme to teach synthetic phonics, which is multi-sensory, exciting and engaging. During EYFS and KS1, children develop their phonic knowledge and skills and apply these in both reading and spelling.
As developing readers, children are encouraged to use a wider range of strategies to aid decoding of text and to enhance their understanding of material across a range of genres. The reading scheme used for KS1 includes a variety of texts which are banded at an appropriate level.
'Phonics Play' is a website packed with interactive phonics games and many different resources to help your child to use their phonics skills in reading. You can access this via the link, below.
Year 1 Phonic Screening Check
Parents of Year 1 children will be invited to a meeting about the Phonic Screening Check, in preparation for the Department for Education National Test.
All Year 1 children are expected to undertake the test. Forty words will be presented to the children for them to read, using their phonic knowledge. See the video at the bottom of this page for further information.
More details will be sent out by the Year 1 teachers, nearer to the time. The tests will take place in the first week back after the Whit Holiday, in June.
Please ensure your child attends school everyday during the testing week!