We follow a systematic approach to teaching phonics and follow Letters and Sounds. Children are taught what sound each individual letter makes and what it looks like. We then move on to combinations of letters that make one sound. Children practice applying these skills to help them to read and write. Letters and Sounds lessons are lively, interactive….and fun! Children have weekly Guided Reading lessons where they read in a small group with their teacher or Teaching Assistant. Children may also be involved in a programme called ‘Accelerated Reading’ which involves reading books and using the I Pads to answer comprehension questions about it. Our children are very enthusiastic about this!
Annfield Plain Infant School – Literacy Co-ordinator