Phonics is an integral part of children learning to read and write. At Fairchildes Primary School, we teach Phonics daily for 20-30 minutes in Years Nursery to Year 2 using the Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme. In the upper school, Phonics is used to support children in their reading and writing.
In the summer term of year 1, all children will have a phonics screening check in line with the statutory assessments. This assesses their phonics knowledge up to stage 6. For children who do not pass the phonics screening check in year 1, they will be re-assessed the following summer whilst in year 2.
Please click below to see our Phonics Scheme of Work.
We also have access to Oxford Owls reading books. These books follow the Letters and Sounds scheme so the children are able to read books aimed at their phonics abilities.