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Godolphin Infant School

Godolphin

Infant School

Reading

Phonics

Phonics allows children decode effectively and develop a love of reading which in turn allows them to access material to learn about every subject or interest they may have. Essentially phonics is the cornerstone for allowing a child to develop into a life-long resilient learner. Phonics is vital. But what exactly is phonics? See below to gain a brief insight:

 

 

Here at Godolphin Infant School, we have a long-standing relationship with Read Write inc, which is a synthetic phonics programme. Click on the video below for an explanation of this approach:

 

 

If you would like to know more about phonics and Read Write Inc please click on the sentence that interests you below:

Teaching sound blending          Teaching set 1 Sounds                 Speed Sounds                   Green/Red words?

We value this approach immensily and have investied in it by having an external consultant supporting the school every half term to ensure that the quality of our phonics teaching is at its pinnacle so that the children make rapid progress. We have seen improvements in the outcomes of our children now for the past two years; with this year expected to surpass expectations now that the approach has been robustly embedded.

Children that find it hard to develop their phonetic understanding are given mastery group and 121 sessions in the afternoon with pre and post learning sessions to ensure that they make progress. We also work with our families by offering phonics workshops and ongoing support as we work together to ensure that all children reach their potential.