At Doveridge Primary School we place great importance of the clear and structured teaching of phonics.
Phonics is a proven method of teaching children the early skills of reading. In the English Language there are 44 sounds. As we read, we put these sounds together to form words. We use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ approach to teach phonics.
Some sounds are represented by one letter, like ‘t’, and some by two or more, like ‘ck’ in duck and ‘air’ in chair. There are 6 phases in phonics and the children systematically work through each phase.
In June in Year 1 children take a phonics test. This is a national test and assesses the children on the sounds that they can read.
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