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Phonics

How is Phonics taught at Saint James' School?

 

The teaching of phonics begins in Reception with Jolly Phonics.  This ensures that all children learn their letter sounds and names.  This then progresses to Letters and Sounds.  Phonics is taught both as a whole class and in small groups.

 

As the children progress into Key Stage 1, children are streamed into different phonic phases.  For the earlier phonics stages, Letters and Sounds continues to be used as the basis of teaching.  For later phases, a wider variety of resources are used.

 

 

Reading

 

Children are given reading books from the Autumn term of Reception.  These books are primarily from the Oxford Reading Tree.  This continues throughout Key Stage 1

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