How well do we teach phonics from the start?

5. How well do we teach phonics from the start?

 

    • Teaching starts as soon as possible after admission.
    • Phonics is taught daily and directly, with the whole class or in groups, in a settled environment where distractions are kept to the minimum.
    • Children in danger of falling behind are given additional support from the beginning to keep up with the programme’s pace.
    • Phonics groupings are fluid to accommodate the needs of the children.
    • Our 'Sounds' displays in our classrooms, as well as sound mats, support our children with their phonics and reading learning.