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Results & Phonics
Phonics teaching and learning at APPS.
At APPS we teach phonics, using the Department for Education's recommended systematic phonic scheme, know as 'Letters and Sounds'. We also support our children with developing their phonic knowledge and application through the 'Phonics Play' programme. We use a variety of teaching techniques to meet the learning needs of all of our young learners.
We hold information sessions throughout the year, to support our parents and carers in developing their phonic knowledge so that we can all work in partnership to help our children with developing the necessary skills to be successful with early reading and writing. Our first phonic, reading and writing information session was held in October 2019 with sessions at 3.30p.m and 5.30p.m for our new to EYFS and Year 1 parents / carers. Further sessions will be run throughout the year, so please check Parent Mail and the school calendar for future dates - thank you.
When our children are in year 1, they will have many opportunities to learn new sounds and to consolidate their phonic knowledge and understanding to ensure a rapid development of their early reading, spelling and writing skills. In June of each year, the children in year 1, take part in a statutory phonic screening assessment. To prepare the children for the screening and to make sure that they are comfortable with the process before June, the children will individually and with their class teacher, practice several previous papers throughout their time in year 1. This is a fun activity and the children usually love to share their phonic knowledge as they say and read both 'real' and 'alien' words!
Please find a link to the DfE Letters and Sounds website: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html
A useful video to support the sounds of the English Phonic Code - Synthetic Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE
Please find a link to the Phonics Play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
This link demonstrates how the children in year 1 will be individually screened by their teacher for their phonic knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJ_ZEBh1Bk
This link demonstrates how to read 'real' and 'alien' words, using sound buttons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2-Z4q8z18Q
Please find the links below to the various year 1 phonic screening checks over time for your information. These will provide a flavour of the phonics that your children will be taught over time to enable them to decode these 'real' and 'alien' words.