Phonics

Intent:

At Camps Hill we aim to develop confident readers and writers that can decode using their phonetic knowledge. Children will develop the skills of segmenting and blending to support their reading and spelling and progress towards becoming an independent reader and writer. 

 

Implementation:

  • A whole school approach to teaching phonics using little wandle letters and sounds revised
  • Focused, discrete, engaging phonics lessons
  • A clear progression through phases and sounds
  • Clear modelling of sounds and strategies to help (segmenting fingers, point and sweep, sound buttons)
  • Support for those children who need further support through little wandle keep up (Rec & KS1) and catch up (KS2)
  • Applying skills to phonetically decodable books matched to children's ability
  • Little wandle half termly assessments used to identify gaps and inform planning and reading book judgements
  • Tracking phonics screening progress half termly for all children who have not yet passed on Target Tracker. Year 1 half termly phonics screening check to ensure children are on track to pass, identify focus children and are familair with the PSC 

Impact:

  • Interventions are put into place early and continue into Key Stage 2 if required
  • Reading books are correctly matched to a child's phonetic level 
  • Half termly little wandle assessments show children are making progress and acheiving age related expectations

Phonics and Early Reading Policy