Phonics at West Row Academy
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write. It is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate sounds and understand the link between the sound (phoneme) and the way it is written (grapheme).
At West Row Academy, we use the Letters and Sounds document to support our teaching of phonics. This is a phonics programme in which individual letter or letter sounds are ‘blended’ to form groups of letter or sounds and these groups are then blended to form complete words.
Children throughout Reception and Key Stage 1 take part in a daily phonics session. These focus on developing reading primarily, speaking and listening and some elements of writing. The sessions are multi-sensory, fast-paced and active in order to ensure engagement for all the children.
Here is our Phonics Policy and the term by term order that we teach the sounds in: