Phonics at St Thomas' CofE Academy
In the Autumn term we would normally invite parents into school to a phonics workshop, however due to the current COVID-19 guidelines we cannot offer this. Although in preparation for the phonics checks we would like to still offer this workshop to you.
In November the current Year 2 children will be taking a phonics screening check as they missed their Year 1 check due to lockdown. Year 1 will be screened in June 2021.
We have created our workshop as a video to inform you about the children’s journey of phonics at St Thomas’.
Teaching of Phonics at Saint Thomas’ C of E Primary Academy
At St. Thomas’ we follow the DfES Letters and Sounds programme for the teaching and learning of phonics, from Reception to Year 2. Our long-term teaching progression is set out below:
** Letters and Sounds Phase 6 is taught through English grammar and spelling lessons, at appropriate times, in Years 1 and 2.