Phonics Teaching At Fell Dyke
At Fell Dyke, phonics is one strategy taught to help children develop their early reading skills. Within Early Years and Key Stage One, phonics is taught daily and systematically to help children to:
· discriminate between different sounds
· recognise the sounds that individual letters make
· recognise the sounds that different combinations of letters can make
· blend sounds from left to right to read unknown words
· break up or segment sounds in words to help them spell
· recognise common irregular words
In order to help all children achieve the above, staff at Fell Dyke provide the following learning opportunities:
Carefully planned teaching sessions delivered in small groups that are appropriate to the age and ability of the child and follow the school’s programme of study linked to the requirements of the new national curriculum.
A range of interactive adult- supported activities that allow children to revisit and review past learning and practise and apply new teaching.
Stimulating resources within the learning environment that allow children to apply their phonic knowledge within their child-initiated play.
Independent and guided reading and writing activities across the curriculum.
Targeted intervention for those pupils who are working below age related expectations and further discrete teaching for pupils within Key Stage Two.
In order to ensure that these learning opportunities meet the needs of the children, pupils are assessed individually in phonics and their progress tracked each half term. Parents are informed of their child’s progress regularly using home-school reading diaries and during parent teacher consultations.