Phonics and Reading
The teaching of phonics is undertaken comprehensively, ensuring that pupils are able to tackle the reading of unfamiliar words. In Early Years Foundation Stage 2, 'Letters and Sounds’ is used as a systemic approach to teach the early stages of reading with elements of 'Jolly Phonics' used to support the teaching. As the children progress, they move on to ‘Letters and Sounds’. As children become competent in their phonic knowledge they are able to apply this understanding to reading from the reading scheme, which includes ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ and ‘Ginn’.