Published on 13th of October 2015
In EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 children take part in an active phonics session. It is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. The scheme we follow is â€˜Letters and Soundsâ€™
and through this children learn how to:
â€¢ Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
â€¢ Identify letter names for all letters of the alphabet and use these for spelling words;
â€¢ Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as â€˜shâ€™ or â€˜ooâ€™;
â€¢Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.
Children use the points above to â€˜de-codeâ€™ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read. â€˜Letters and Soundsâ€™ is a structured way of learning that is split into phases that match the age expectations of each year group.