Phonics Teaching at Wiggonby
What is phonics?
There has been a huge shift in the past few year in how we teach reading in UK schools. This is having a big impact and helping many children learn to read and spell. Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.
At Wiggonby, in the infants, all children take part in daily phonics sessions. We follow the DFE published "Letters and Sounds" documents but make amendments for the new 2014 Curriculum changes. We use a variety of resources including "Jolly phonics" and online resources such as "phonics play" and "Mr Thorne does phonics". Phonics is taught in an interactive and fun way, catering for different styles of learners. the number of children, at Wiggonby, who meet the expected standard, in phonics, at the end of year 1 is above the national standard.
In KS2 phonics is taught 1:1 and in small groups when and if children need additional support.
Below are some useful guides containing information about phonics and the teaching of phonics at Wiggonby. There are links to website and ideas of ways to support your child. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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