At St Wulstan's we have a systematic approach to phonics teaching from Nursery- Year 2.
Children will be taught phase 1 and 2 phonics when they begin school in our Nursery.
In Reception, new children will start phase 2 while the children who have attended our Nursery will learn the phase 3 phonic sounds and move onto phase 4.
In Year 1, children will start phase 5 phonics where they will learn alternative pronunciations and spellings for sounds.
In Year 2, pupils will learn the spelling rules set out in phase 6.
Throughout the phases there will also be a set of 'tricky words' to learn which are commonly used words that are not decodable.
During Year 2 and throughout the rest of their time at primary school, children learn the spelling rules set out by the National Curriculum. Regular spelling sessions are planned which include games, exploring patterns, dictionary work, paired investigations and other activities which promote accurate spelling in a fun context.
Staff use the 'Letters and Sounds' document to plan and teach phonics. Phonics is taught daily for 20 minutes.
Each session has four parts:
Below are some websites to help you support your child's phonics learning at home: