In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, phonics is taught daily at a dedicated time. Phonics is naturally reinforced throughout the day in other areas of the curriculum. Children are taught to blend sounds together, in order to read, and break up a word into its sounds in order to aid spelling. We use a programme called ‘Phonics Bug’ as well as flashcards, games, songs and rhymes depending on the age of the children.
In foundation stage 1 and 2, children learn the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds.