Richmond Primary School

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Phonics at Richmond Primary School


In order to develop the fun­da­men­tal skills of read­ing, Phon­ics is taught daily at Rich­mond Pri­mary School in Early Years and Year One. Year Two children consolidate their phonic skills alongside learning spelling patterns and rules. We pride our­selves in the fact that teach­ers work hard to ensure ses­sions are fun and inter­ac­tive, ensur­ing all chil­dren can access the learning. Regular assessments take place so that we can focus on what each child needs to learn. Catch-up and keep-up sessions are provided for children who need it at different times throughout the week.


Our chosen DFE Approved Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) scheme is called 'Bug Club Phonics'. We use videos, pictures, actions and games to provide a variety of fun ways to learn the letters and sounds for reading and writing.


We provide the children with phonic linked home reading books, matched to each child's phonic ability. Phonic linked books are also available online in each child's profile on 'Bug Club Phonics' for access from home. There are also phonics, spelling and grammar games available in each child's profile to match their current learning too.


Towards the end of Year One, children complete the National Phonics Screening Check to assess their phonics skills so far. We will keep parents fully informed about this and how you can support your child at home. For those children who do not achieve the required phonics skills by the end of Year 2 we will continue to support them with phonics skills in Key Stage 2. 


Click on the link below for some more information about the Phonics Screening Check.


Please see the Early Years and Year One class pages for more information about Phonics and Reading, and how you can support your child at home.