At Northbourne our Phonics teaching and learning follows the progression of Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics and is organised into 6 phases. Teacher’s planning is supported by resources and activities from Phonics Play; at the earliest stages of learning to read, teachers use images and songs from Jolly Phonics to make the phonemes memorable. Children are grouped either across Reception or across Key Stage One for their daily phonics sessions which start from term 1 in each academic year. In Nursery, children are taught through whole-class and small group work. Phonics interventions continue into Key Stage Two when needed.

See p1, 2 and 6 of our English Curriculum document for more information about how we go about teaching Phonics at Northbourne.