Phonics and Early Reading

Phonics

Through our daily, discrete Rocket Phonics sessions in  Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, we systematically teach the phonics code that children need to learn to read and write. In addition to teaching them the phonic code in a systematic manner, this provides the children with valuable additional reading practice of fully decodable and diverse and interesting texts at their level, whilst helping them to secure the decoding skills they need at an early age.

Rocket Phonics uses a whole class rather than a group approach, keeping children together, with early identification of those at risk of falling behind, who receive additional phonics input. It also places a strong focus on building segmenting skills for spelling, alongside learning the sounds, which helps ensure that children gain real confidence when starting to write.

Phonics policy

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