At Ennerdale CE Primary School, we follow Floppy’s Phonics, a systematic synthetic phonics teaching programme for early reading and writing. We use the interactive phonics lessons and activities to teach children the sounds in words and the letters used to represent them. Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will take part in a daily phonics lesson. Each lesson begins by rapidly revisiting previously taught sounds and codes before being taught the next new sound. The children then practise forming the new letters and sounds, reading words and sentences which contain it. This learning will transfer into their daily reading so children can apply and consolidate the new sound and letters.
Sounds that Floppy's Phonics teaches:
Within every phonics session, the children practise and consolidate their learning using the Floppy's Phonics Activity Books.
Children then use reading books linked to Floppy's Phonics, all from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme in order to practise reading the sounds that they have been learning.
All phonics lessons are taught by staff who have been trained in using Floppy's Phonics. Staff utilise the online resources that Floppy's Phonics offers. Daily, children recap previously taught letters and sounds. Letter formation is taught and modelled to all children. Word reading and building activities follow.