In Foundation and KS1, we use Letters and Sounds to teach systematic-synthetic phonics. Children progress through Phases 1 – 6 and learn to recognise phonemes and write graphemes. As children progress, they begin to learn alternative pronunciations of phonemes and the various graphemes which can represent these sounds. Within each Phase, children learn to read and write various tricky words, high frequency words and common exception words. We use a range of materials to supplement the teaching of phonics and both practical and written approaches to support learning to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved. At Nafferton, we recognise that every child has a different starting point and teachers tailor methods and interventions to meet children’s needs to ensure progress.
For more information about the Phases and principles of Letters and Sounds please visit the DfE website by following the link below: