At Gainsborough we follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ document to teach Phonics.

The children enjoy a multi-sensory, exciting approach to Phonics which ensures rapid progression and develops the essential skills of segmenting and blending which are crucial to reading and writing. 

Phonics is taught daily for twenty minutes throughout Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Children’s progress is closely monitored and the groupings for each phase are flexible. (An outline of what is taught at each phase can be found in the Phonics Overview Document.)

The children are formally assessed on their ability to decode (sound out) real and nonsense words at the end of year one. Please see attached leaflet for more information on the Phonics screening test.

Check out our videos and click on the link to play some phonics games. 

Can you download the phonics mat? How many sounds do you know? 

Phonics continues daily for some children in Key Stage Two who require additional support. 

Please see attached information to help you support your child with phonics at home. 

If you require any more information about Phonics please feel free to speak to us.  


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