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In EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and KS1(Key Stage 1) we teach phonics according to the programme in Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics. This is supplemented by further resources including Phonics Play. Our Phonics approach is currently under review as we are evaluating alternative programmes which offer integrated training, resources and progression. We aim for children to become fluent readers as early as possible.

  Phonics is also taught in a language rich curriculum where books and stories are shared every day.  Phonics tracking ensures that children are carefully monitored so that support can be put in place if necessary.

In KS2 (Key Stage 2) some children will require continued support in segmenting and blending and will continue to follow our phonics programme. Children will also continue to access phonics as well as other spelling rules in explicitly taught spelling and grammar lessons.