Phonics in our school:
Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words. Underpinning both is the understanding that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words. To ensure our children are able to do this, we use phonics in the early teaching of reading. We use the Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) programme; a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) Programme which is designed to teach children how to read through the act of decoding and blending.
An SSP teaches children the link between the sounds of our language (phonemes) and the written representation of these sounds (graphemes), or the spellings of the sounds contained within the English language.
An SSP is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme which is designed to teach children how to read through the act of decoding and blending.