Teaching Phonics at Willow Farm


At Willow Farm we teach phonics through 'Letters and Sounds'.  All children in Foundation and year 1 have a phonics lesson every day where they focus on key skills required to learn to read.


Further upmthe school phonics are taught to groups or individuals depending on their learning need. For some children phonocs may not be the best strategy for them to learn to read.  However the vast majority of children will successfully learn to read through the 'Letters and Sounds' strategy.


Below is an information leaflet called' Learning to Read through Phonics' which gives you useful tips and advice on how you can support your child at home with phonics and learning to read.



The Phonics Screening Check


All children in Year 1 do the Phonics Screening Check in June.  Should children not make the standard in Year 1 they redo the Phonics screening check in Year 2.


In 2019 the Phonics Screening Check will take place the week beginning 10th June. Please ensure your child is in school this week.