Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme
In KS1 we follow the Phonics programme Letters and Sounds to teach early reading and spelling skills.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. Letters and Sounds is very structured and aims to ensure children use sounds to blend and segment words in order to read them successfully. There are 6 phases to the scheme and children work through the phases as they progress with their knowledge, understanding and confidence. Children at St Agnes are grouped according to their ability and receive small group daily Phonics sessions at the start of each day. The teaching of phonics incorporates a range of resources and strategies including games and songs. Phonics teaching is enhanced and embedded during daily Literacy lessons and Guided Reading sessions.
Please click on the picture link to access the Letters and Sounds website.