We teach our children using systematic synthetic phonics and we follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. Phonics is taught daily in EYFS.
Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading and spelling. Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesizing) the sounds together to make a word. The children also learn which letter or groups of letters (graphemes) make each individual sound (phoneme). For example, children are taught to take a single-syllable word such as cat apart into its three letters, pronounce a phoneme for each letter in turn /k, æ, t/, and blend the phonemes together to form a word.
Please see the links below for our guides on how we teach phonics at Boorley Park Primary School and how you can help your child at home.