At Queensway Primary School, every child is taught Phonics through a highly structured programme of daily lessons across FS/KS1. This takes the form of differentiated groups and whole class teaching. Each session gives and opportunity for children to revisit their previous learning, be taught new skills and apply what they have learned by writing and reading a sentence.
We use resources and tools from the program Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to enable us to deliver multi-sensory, fun and active lessons. Teachers plan lessons using a synthetic approach to teaching 'pure sounds' and the skills of segmenting and blending. Most importantly, lessons are planned according to the children's need to help develop their love of reading and writing.
We believe the provision we provide will develop reading and writing skills from an early age. We ensure that children immediately apply their phonic knowledge in writing and as well as during 1:1 reading and guided reading sessions with carefully chosen texts to consolidate what they have learned in phonics.