At New Lubbesthorpe Primary School we have fully embraced phonics as a key aspect of teaching children to read and write.
We start in Foundation where the children learn sounds using the 'Jolly Phonics' images,actions and songs. We use the Jolly Phonics to resource our application of the 'Letters and Sounds' document which we use to plan the pace and progression of our phonics teaching through its six phases. We aim for the majority of children to be confident up to Phase 4 by the time they leave the Foundation class.
In Year One we continue to use the 'Letters and Sounds' document to plan our phonics teaching and we aim for the majority of children to be confident up to Phase 5 by the time they leave Year One.
In Year Two we continue to use the 'Letters and Sounds' document to plan our phonics teaching and we aim for the majority of children to be confident up to phase 6 by the time they leave Year Two.
If children need extra support with their phonics learning we offer a range of intervention sessions and groups to help them progress further. If they are not confident up to phase 6 by the time they leave Year Two we offer a range of support for them to achieve this while they are in Key Stage Two.
In all classes we strive to plan a range of exciting hands on lessons which build on the skills needed to achieve each phase of the phonics programme. We subscribe to a range of web based resources which bring the phonics lessons alive with games and challenges. Some of these are then made available to parents to use at home.
We offer all parents an invitation to a phonics and reading meeting as their child starts at Fernvale, here we model how we teach the skills of blending and segmenting and show how parents can continue the learning at home.