Phonics

 

Phonics is an inclusive programme for all children learning to read- using synthetic phonics.

Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to blend them to read and spell. The teaching of phonics includes  both a reading and a writing focus.

Aims and Objectives.

To teach children to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so all their resources can be used to comprehend what they read.
  • spell effortlessly so that all their resources can be directed towards composing their writing.

Teaching and Learning Style

This is based on the 5 Ps.

Praise – Children learn quickly in a positive climate.

Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.

Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.

Passion – This is a very prescriptive programme. It requires energy, enthusiasm and passion to bring the teaching and learning to life!

Participation - Partner work is used during phonic teaching with the partners 'teaching' of each other.