Phonics and Reading in KS1
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skillfully. They are taught how to:
Children can then use this knowledge to ‘blend’ the sounds in to a word. This is the first important step in learning to read.
In Key Stage One up to 30 minutes of systematic phonic sessions every day. EYFS also receive daily phonics in short guided sessions. Children are grouped according to their knowledge of the sounds known.
We use one systematic phonic programme called Read Write Inc.
In Key Stage One children have the opportunity to change their reading books on a daily basis. These books are carefully matched to the child’s reading ability.