"As readers we learn to unlock the written code of English using our phonics knowledge. We learn what words mean and enjoy reading for information and pleasure."
"As writers we learn to communicate with others by turning what we want to say into words and sentences. We are able to choose the right words and sentences for the right purpose."
Year R English Sequence Map
Year 1 English Sequence Map
Year 2 English Sequence Map
Our primary method for teaching children to read is by using a 'systematic synthetic phonics' approach. From the beginning of Year R, in school, children are taught phoneme / grapheme correspondence so they are able to decode written words. Our approach to teaching phonics is structured using the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' scheme. This is supported through the use of Big Cat for Letters and Sounds and Big Cat for Little Wandle reading books.
For more information about how we teach phonics follow this link to the 'Little Wandle' website for parents.
For more information about phonics visit the 'Phonics in 5' resources on the Portsmouth Education Partnership website.