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Phonics is prioritised from Nursery upwards. In KS1, phonics is taught daily for a period of  1 hr, split across two distinct 30 minute sessions. We use Bug Club to drive teaching and learning and to ensure coverage. Targeted phonics interventions are used across the school to support rapid progress for those children who are working below national expectations. A robust tracking system is used to ensure we monitor pupil progress in phonics. In Early Years and KS1, spelling is embedded with the phonics that the children are taught. 

We teach phonics through the DFE accredited scheme Phonics Bug to support with early reading and phonics. Click here for free online phonics lessons from the DfE.

Watch this video clip which will show you how to pronounce the different phonemes (sounds) taught in Reception.  These are the building blocks of reading and writing for Reception and Year 1.

Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Parent and carers guide to Tricky Words