Phonics at Eskdale Academy
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PHONICS

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MR. C. HOLE

Phonics Lead

We aim to teach high quality phonics to ensure the children have the best start possible in reading and writing.  Phonics is an essential part of learning to read and write. 

Good quality phonic teaching secures the skills of word recognition and decoding which allow children to read fluently.  This will result in children being able to read for pleasure, and then move onto children developing comprehension skills. 

 

We encourage repetition and consolidation, so that spelling becomes automatic.

These phonic skills need to be taught systematically in an interactive and exciting way and allow children to apply their phonic skills in all curriculum areas.

At Eskdale Academy, we follow the Sounds-Write scheme and phonics is largely taught through whole-class teaching with inclusive high-quality teaching for all. If required, some children may access additional intervention to support them reaching age-related expectations. This may be through a pre-teach or post-teach session on the day of teaching or through small group work to practise and consolidate previous learning.

 

At times, some children may need a more personalised and individual level of support offered to them. All interventions follow the Sounds-Write teaching methods and programme.

DOCUMENTS

Intent - Implementation - Impact

Reading & Phonics

Policy

Phonics

Action Plan

Phonics

Curriculum Points

Phonics

Objectives/Progression

Scheme

PHONICS & READING INFORMATION

Phonics Training

 

Phonics training for parents in Early Years took place in school. Twelve parents attended to watch their child’s phonics lesson.

 

From the feedback:

100% found the training useful.

100% said they felt they now have a better understanding of how their child is learning to read and write.

100% said they would use ideas from the training to support their child at home.

 

Other comments included “Great lesson! Keep up the good work.”

“This will be useful for homework and reading.” “I found it very interesting.” “I now know how to pronounce all the sounds.”

CHILDREN'S READING BOOKS

When learning to read, children read books which are matched to the sounds they have learned.

 

They practise reading these sounds to become more fluent and confident. The books and their progression match the Sounds-Write phonics scheme which is used across school. Books taken home by children should consolidate what has already been taught, retained and secured.

SCHEMES

Some of these are used for whole school and some are used specifically for individual children.

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