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We teach synthetic phonics and at the moment we are using the scheme from Twinkl Phonics Programme.  At Foxes Piece School we believe that an early understanding of phonics is crucial for children to learn to read and write. This means that we first teach letter sounds and then build up to blending. We use phonics to segment words to teach spelling.


All children in Reception to Year 2 have a discreet daily thirty-minute phonics lesson. In phonics lessons, and throughout the day, the children read high quality books reading and specialised phonic books to practise using the sounds they have learnt. They also access apps such as Phonics Play which is fast-paced and fun. The children are encouraged to praise each other and celebrate their successes every step of the way.


To help your child at home you can:-

  • Encourage children to write (shopping lists, letters, greetings cards)
  • Read together every day
  • Read road signs, posters, magazines, labels, game instructions, cereal boxes etc
  • Use magnetic letters on the fridge
  • Use bath crayons, shaving foam, pens and pencils to practise writing sounds and words
  • Try not to use letter names but say the letter sounds


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