We follow the Letters and Sounds programme to teach synthetic phonics. Children are streamed into phases by their current phonic decoding ability and are assessed at the end of each phase/term (whichever is sooner).
This website helps parents know how to pronounce the different sounds (phonemes) that your child will be learning in school: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/expert-help/phonics-made-easy Scroll down to 'Say the Sounds'.
You can download and print sound cards, words and games from www.letters-and-sounds.com and http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/alphabet/#.VCo2nE1Ftdg - there are also games for each phase if you click on your child's phase on the right in 'also in this section'.
Please find the latest spellings lists for the groups to the right (in 'Documents').
Mrs Sherwood/Miss Dick: Phase 2
Miss Mitchell/Mrs Hookings: Phase 3
Mrs Shields/Mrs Adams: Phase 4
Miss Willis/Mrs Wade: Phase 5a
Miss Neild: Phase 5b
Mrs Allsop: Phase 6
If you would like to know what your child will be covering in their phase, choose the correct phase from the list on the right called 'also in this section'. There are also links to some great games to play at home, and links to download the sound and word cards for each phase to read at home.
The Letters and Sounds programme overview can be downloaded from the list on the right, as well as the first 100 high frequency words. We have had to amend the order in which Letters and Sounds is taught to fit in with the government's new National Curriculum (2014).