Phonics is essential to ensure that all children develop their reading skills so that they can read a wide range of books for pleasure and to gather information. To become a fluent and confident reader children need to be able to recognise words and answer questions about what they have read. Phonics also provides a basis for confident writing and spelling. Most importantly we want all children to develop a love for reading.
In Nursery, reception and KS1 phonics is taught daily in small groups. Phonics is a structured lesson and the children are very familiar with the structure of each lesson. Lessons are fast paced and repetitive to ensure that all children are making progress each lesson.