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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School

Phonics/Spelling

Phonics in Reception

In Reception the ‘Jolly Phonics’ scheme is used alongside ‘Letters and Sounds’ to deliver daily phonic lessons. The scheme is supported by sound prompt picture cards (Jolly Phonics), songs, actions and sets of books (with sound related stories in) linking to each phase. We place a lot of importance on hearing rhyming patterns which is a big focus within the sessions. There is also a character associated with the learning of phonics. 'Sound It Out Sid' helps with segmenting and blending. Each class has a display with these characters that are updated regularly with the learning focus. At the end of Reception we would expect the children to be working within Phase 3.

Phonics in Y1

In Year 1 the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme is used alongside elements of ‘Read, Write, Inc’ and the ‘East Preston Infant School’ phonic scheme to deliver daily phonic lessons. The scheme is supported by sound prompt picture cards/phrases (East Preston Infant School), Read Write Inc Speed sound chart, songs, actions and ICT games. There are also characters associated with the learning of phonics/spelling. 'Fred the Frog' supports segmenting and blending, Spaggy the Seahorse supports spelling rules and grammar and 'Edie the Eel' supports the suffix ‘ed’. Each class has a display with these characters that are updated regularly with the learning focus. At the end of Year One we would expect the children to be working the end of Phase 5.

Phonics in Y2

In Year 2 the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme is used alongside elements of ‘Read, Write, Inc’ and the ‘Appendix of the National Curriculum’ to deliver daily phonic lessons. The scheme is supported by sound prompt picture cards/phrases (East Preston Infant School), Read Write Inc Speed sound chart and ICT games. 'Spagpuss' is our Year 2 character associated with the learning of phonics/spelling and grammar. Each class has a display with this character that is updated regularly with the learning focus. At the end of Year 2 we would expect the children to be secure in Phase 6 as well as knowing all the end of Year 2 Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation terminology.

 

Click here to find out more information about each Phonics Phase click on this link

Click here to view Letters and Sounds Primary National Strategy Document

Click here to view the end of Year 2 Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation terminology

Interactive online games are used to further stimulate and promote phonics learning, one of which you can access below.

Phoneme Pop 
Aim and pop the target of the sound you hear.
Suitable for Year R, 1 and 2
With kind permission for use of this game from ictgames.com

Phoneme Pop