Phonics and Reading Schemes
The government strongly recommend the use of synthetic phonics when teaching early literacy skills to children. Synthetic phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or letter group into sounds that are then blended together into a word. At Wootton Primary School, we use the letters and sounds phonics resource programme alongside the Jolly Phonics scheme to give children the best possible start to their learning in Literacy. This programme is designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers.
Y1 Phonics Screening
What is the phonics screening check?
- Let your child see you enjoying reading yourself – they are influenced by you and what you value!
- Immerse your child in a love of reading: share books and magazines with your child, take them to the library to choose books, read to them regularly, point out texts around you e.g. in the street etc.
- Make time for your child to read school books to you regularly – encourage them by pointing to the words and ask them about the story they are reading.
- Help your child to practice reading key words and sounds when these are sent home.
- Communicate with your child’s teacher, they want to know how you and your child are getting on with reading!
- Remember! We are here to help your child to their very best.