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Phonics

Phonics Lead: Alison Bolton

Stanley Grove Primary Academy follows the Letters and Sounds phonics curriculum. All daily phonics lessons follow the Letters and Sounds teaching sequence – revisit/ review, teach, practise, apply – and the sequence has been further refined to ensure even greater consistency. We have been working closely with the DfE English Hub since 2019.

Nursery

A daily 15 minute ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic lesson delivered in groups of up to 6 children. The focus is on the 7 aspects of Phase 1- some children extend to Phase 2 when ready. Phonic activities are included in continuous provision to reinforce the discreet daily lesson. If children are struggling to make progress with phonological awareness, they receive additional targeted support throughout the day.

 Reception

A daily 30 minute ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic lesson – Phases 2, 3 and 4 – for all children. Some children also receive the DfE’s ‘1:1 Tutoring’ programme daily.

100% phonically decodable books reinforcing the new learning are sent home for practice with parents.

KS1

A daily 30 minute ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic lesson – Phases 3 to 6 – for all children. Some children also receive the DfE’s ‘1:1 Tutoring’ programme daily.

100% phonically decodable books reinforcing the new learning are sent home for practice with parents.

 KS2

For those children who still need support in phonics, interventions are provided and delivered by trained support staff.