At Whitehall Park School, we believe every child should have the chance to become happy, fluent readers. Therefore, Phonics is taught though a highly structured programme of daily lessons across EYFS/KS1 using a variety of fun activities. This takes the form of differentiated groups according to developmental need and whole class teaching. Each session gives an opportunity for children to revisit their previous experience, be taught new skills, practice together and apply what they have learned.

We use resources and tools from Letters and Sounds . The teachers plan lessons using a synthetic approach to teaching ‘pure sounds’ and the skills of segmenting and blending. Most importantly, lessons are planned according to the children’s need to help develop their love of reading and writing.

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