In order to develop the fundamental skills of reading, Phonics is taught daily at Richmond Primary School. We pride ourselves in the fact that teachers work hard to ensure phonics sessions are fun and interactive, ensuring all children can access the learning.
Jolly Phonics is used as a basis for children to learn their letter sounds. It provides a fun way to learn phonemes and is linked to actions and additional songs and stories provide further reinforcement. This is used alongside the Letters and Sounds’ L.C.P. lesson plans which also include the reading and spelling of common ‘high frequency’ words. Foundation Stage children will focus on Phases 2, 3 and 4.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Progressing on from Jolly Phonics, Years 1 and 2 follow ‘Letters and Sounds’ and class teachers also use the L.P.C. lesson plans which ensures consistency across teaching. Additional phonics sessions are provided for those children who need them.
Year One children will focus on Phase 5 Phonics and revise all previous phases. Phase 5 introduces alternative pronunciations.
Year Two children will focus on Phase 6 and revise all previous phases. Phase 6 places emphasis on the ‘rules’ for spelling.
Towards the end of Year One, children complete the National Phonics Screening Check to assess their phonic skills so far. We will keep parents fully informed about this. Children who do not achieve the required phonic skills by the end of Year 2 will continue with additional phonic learning in Key Stage 2.
Here are some useful websites to support your child with their learning: