Research has shown that the ability to decode is a crucial element in reading success.
The goal of phonics instruction is to teach children the relationship between sounds and the written spelling patterns which represent them. Children use phonics to learn how to decode (to read) and encode (to write/spell). Our aim is to provide high quality systematic teaching to ensure children’s success in becoming early readers.
Teaching & learning
In Reception and Year 1, children have daily discrete phonics lessons. This is continued in Year 2 for children who require additional support. We use the Read Write Inc programme to teach phonics.
Parent and Carer Phonics Meeting
The Reception team hold a phonics meeting each year in October. This is an opportunity to find out about how we teach Phonics at Wolvercote. This years presentation can be viewed by clicking the document link below.
Equality of opportunityChildren’s progress and phonics knowledge is regularly monitored. If any child requires additional support this is put in place as early as possible. We use the RWI tutoring program.