Our Phonics Intent
At Grove Lea Primary School, we are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into fluent reading and writing easier. Phonics is the process that is used to help children break down words into sounds, as well as building letter and word recognition. This can then enable children to use unknown words in the future. Children learn to segment words to support their spelling ability and blend sounds to read the words.
Phonics at Grove Lea Primary School follows systematic approach, which is bespoke to our children and consistency is key. Teachers and leaders have attended Read, Write Inc Training and use the same structure when delivering sessions in all phase groups. This allows our phonics teaching and learning to be progressive from Nursery up to Year 2 as well as allowing children’s listening and speaking skills to develop.
Phonics is taught through differentiated group teaching, depending on children’s prior Phonics knowledge, and looking at where individuals need challenge or support. Where children require extra intervention, this is provided.
There are six phases within the Letters and Sounds programme: –
Right from their first day at Grove Lea Primary School, children are provided with lots of opportunities to engage with books that fire their imagination and interest, motivating and exciting them to learn.
Through using this creative and bespoke approach children have the fundamentals required to: