Phonics and spelling sessions are taught in Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2 daily. The children are taught using 'Junior Learning' Phonics Program. During these sessions, children learn to recognise and say phonemes (sounds) and learn and write graphemes (letters / combinations of letters) through highly structured, adult-led phonic sessions, creative games and activities. The skills learnt in Phonics are an essential tool to help children to decode words to read and encode words to spell. Phonics is taught as a whole class to allow all children to be exposed to the phonics level for their class and booster sessions and targeted intervention are used to support and challenge the children.
Phonics is continued in KS2 classes where needed and resources are selected to match the child's age and stage of development sensitively.