In Foundation Stage and KS1 phonics is taught daily as a systematic programme. Children are taught in differentiated groups with interventions implemented when necessary. In KS2 intervention groups continue for those children who have not reached the expected standard. Those children with complex needs are assessed on an individual basis and those who do not learn phonetically are taught using the Look and Say method.

At Springwood Heath we follow the ‘Letters and Sounds Programme’ which we support with resources from Twinkl and Jolly Phonics.

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

Look and Say Method )

All About Phonics Information PDF for families )

Phonics Screen Check KS1 y1

Key stage 1 and key stage 2 test dates

Future dates for the key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests (commonly referred to as SATs), phonics screening check, multiplication tables check and science sampling tests.

Phonics Explained

Phonics Screen Check

Phonics games

Information about the phonics phases, resources and games for each phase.



Phonics Games

What is Phonics? Click to find out.

Department for Education – Learning to read through phonics. Information for parents

The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability.

Information for Parents/carers – Phonics Screen Check explained

Parents’ information 2019

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