“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss


At Elmore Green, we follow the DfE phonics programme, Letters and Sounds, to support the teaching of phonics and early reading.


All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 follow the programme in phases, which range from developing listening skills in readiness to learn the sounds, to then using learnt sounds to read words, to finally applying these to spelling.


Within daily phonics sessions, your child will recap previous sounds learnt, learn a new sound and practise reading words containing this sound, before applying this to an activity.

The phonics session is a discrete lesson, whereas reading and writing is taught separately as part of English lessons. The reading books that your child will bring home are linked to their phonetic ability.


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