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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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Phonics at Heymann

Our aim is for the children to have a regular access to high quality phonics teaching which secures the crucial skills of word recognition that enables children to read fluently, freeing them to concentrate on the meaning of the text.

Synthetic phonics is taught daily following the Letters and Sounds programme using THRASS as a tool to teach it. Pupils are taught a balanced programme which develops understanding of the alphabetic code, the phonemes of the English Language and their corresponding graphemes and skills in segmenting phonemes for spelling and blending them for reading. There are opportunities to reinforce and apply phonic knowledge and skills across the curriculum. Children’s progress is carefully monitored to ensure progression. Towards the end of Y1 and throughout Y2 this phonics learning leads seamlessly into teaching and learning of spelling, which continues throughout KS2. 

We engage parents in the teaching of phonics via curriculum meetings, support resources and homework.