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Phonics at WHXPS


'Letters & Sounds' begins in our Nursery and continues up to Year 2.


In KS1, all children are taught phonics daily. In Year 2, this progresses to learning more complex spelling, grammar and punctuation rules.


What is Synthetic Phonics?

•How sounds (phonemes) are represented by letters (graphemes)

•How to decode letters to say sounds

•How to blend (synthesise) sounds to read words


Children are systematically taught:

•letter-sound correspondences

•to read words by blending sounds

•to spell by identifying sounds in words

( segmenting spoken words )

•to form letters


The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an age appropriate standard.

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics


Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read with Synthetic Phonics.

Please click on the video link below.

Phonics Workshop