At The Woodlands we follow the phonics scheme 'Twinkl Phonics'. It is a systematic, synthetic phonics programme approved by the DfE. Within this phonics scheme, sounds are split into phases. There are six phases in total.
In Foundation Phases 2,3 and 4 are taught. This is where the children are introduced to phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs, initial and final blends.
In Year 1 Phase 5 is taught and children learn alternative sounds.
In Year 2 Phase 6 is taught and the children learn the links to spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes.
Each phonics phase has tricky words which are taught and learnt.
A Phonics lesson is taught five times a week in Foundation and Years 1 and 2.
Here are some helpful Phonics websites to use at home to support your child's learning in Phonics:
At The Woodlands reading is taught daily, the children are exposed to word reading and comprehension activities. Books allocated to the children are linked to the phonics phase they are working within.
The reading schemes we follow are Bug Club and Project X which are line with the phonics scheme we follow. Pupils will receive a book each week as well as having access to online e-books on their bug club logins.