Our daily approach to phonics is delivered through the Letters and Sounds Scheme of Work. This is planned daily in the foundation unit to cover the diverse range of needs for the nursery and reception class. These sessions can take the form of listening games and activities for the younger children and a more structured lesson for the older children as they move thorough the different Phases of Learning. Within year 1 and 2 daily phonics lessons are planned using the same scheme of work and are differentiated for the different ability levels within the mixed age class.
Year 1 children take part in the phonics screening checks yearly. The results have been very positive: in 2016 we achieved a 100% pass rate. in 2017 we achieved 87% and in 2018 we achieved 80%. These are consistently good results.