We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. Research shows that young children learn best through all their senses and this is exactly how we teach phonics. Teachers use and apply Cued Articulation and Jolly Phonics teaching strategies when teaching phonics. Phonics are taught daily in every Year Group.
National Year One Phonics Screening Check
Our children perform significantly above the Kent and National attainment levels. The percentage of children who passed the check in June 2015 was 86%. The small minority of children who did not achieve the expected level are engaged in intervention programmes to meet their individual needs.
How should children learn to pronounce their letter sounds? We have video clips here to view, but you will need an appropriate media player (Windows Media Player) to see them. Please also be patient as they may take time to download.
We use Espresso an Educational Learning resource that can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom and at home. As a parent of our school you will have been given a login and password for Espresso. The link to the website is below. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet at home then please let us know and we will work with you and your child to enable you to gain access to this valuable resource.