Teaching of phonics
In EYFS and KS1
Children follow the DFE letters and sounds programme having daily lessons structured around the review, teach, practice and apply model.
At Ravensbury we modify the DFE letters and sounds programme to link closely to the development and teaching of reading and writing.
This also closely links to our handwriting programme and the development of High frequency words.
High frequency and ‘tricky words’ are sent home and incorporated into our weekly spelling tests.
In lower KS2
Children who are not ARE in reading and writing also continue to receive structured phonics sessions 3 times a week