The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Rookeries Carleton Junior & Infant School

Life at The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School Life at The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School Life at The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Phonics

What is Phonics?

There has been a huge shift in the past few years in how we teach reading in UK schools. This is having a big impact and helping many children learn to read and spell. Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.

 

Daily Phonics

  • Every day the children have 20 minute sessions of phonics.
  • Fast paced approach
  • Lessons encompass a range of games, songs and rhymes
  • We use the Letters and Sounds  scheme and planning documents to support the teaching of phonics.
  • There are 6 phonics phases which the children work through at their own pace.

 

Mrs Winter is the Phonics Champion, herself and all of the staff at The Rookeries help the children to do their best to achieve their potential.  This academic year we have reached a pass rate of 70%.  As a school we strive to build on the fantastic progress and celebrate phonics achievements.

 

Useful Websites and Links

Phonics Policy

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

a selection of interactive games for all phonic phases. Mostly simple games.

www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

a great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

printable resources for each of the Letters and Sounds phonic phases, also links to games aligned with each phase.

http://mrthorne.com/home/phonics/geraldine-the-giraffe/

Lots of videos showing the various different sounds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games

A great resource following the Letters and Sounds document.