The teaching of phonics begins in Reception using the Letters and Sounds approach through Jolly Phonics. By the end of the Reception year children should be competent with phase 3 sounds and some able to read phase 4 and phase 5.
During Year 1, children revisit phase 3 phonics daily, learning how to use the sounds to spell words, as their independent writing progresses. Children in Year 1 are supported within smaller group settings to ensure those struggling to remember sounds have access to more practice.
Children in Year 2 who struggle to pass the Phonics Screening Test are given 1:1 support sessions.