The ability to read is within reach for every child. The most direct route to reading for the vast majority of children is through systematically taught, 'synthetic phonics'. In Amesbury CE Primary, we foster the ethos of “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart” (Colossians 3:23) focusing on our three main values of kindness, dignity and endurance. We promote the value of endurance by ensuring that our teaching and learning of phonics follows the progression of ‘Letters and Sounds’ which is organised into six phases.
We promote the value of dignity by supporting the children’s application of phonics to their reading by using a range of early reading books. We have recently rebanded our early reading books in Amesbury CE Primary School to ensure that your children take home a book that is closely matched to the sounds they have been learning in class. Children who are just beginning to learn the letter/sound correspondences are learning at the same time to tell stories using books which do not have words to begin with. This is crucial in the development of spoken language and vocabulary and is a necessary stepping stone towards becoming an accomplished reader and writer.
English Hub Parent Support:
Click on the link below to find a selection of videos created by the English Hubs to support both parents and children with their phonics!