All of our children have access to the teaching and learning of synthetic phonics daily. From September we're using The Rocket Phonics Programme to deliver a dedicated daily focused session on phonics. The children work through phases 1 – 6 from Nursery to Year 2. In addition to this phonic session, Year 2 pupils access the Read Write Inc. spelling programme.

Phonics is embedded in continuous provision throughout EYFS through fun, engaging activities to inspire the children to use their phonic knowledge in independent writing and reading.

Additional phonics interventions run daily to close any gaps or misconceptions in the children’s phonic knowledge, these are regularly assessed and monitored to check their effectiveness against objectives. Each half term the children are assessed using our Ladycross milestones to check their knowledge of each phase and to identify gaps in learning, these assessments are then used to inform planning.