Phonics information

The school uses a system called Letters and Sounds as part of its Phonics programme, and Destination Reader for its reading scheme.

Your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

Sounds Write guide for parents in the reception year

Progression in Years 1 - 6

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. For more information related to progression, please follow these links:

Phonics info

Phonics testing

You may be aware of the ‘Phonics Screening Check’ that was introduced by the Department of Education for all year 1 children. The purpose of the Year 1 phonics screening check is to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.

The Phonics Screening Check started the week beginning Monday 15th June 2015 phonics letter