Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they are combined will help children decode words as they read. Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.
As a school, we are currently in the process of changing over to Bug Club Phonics, which is a DfE approved scheme.
What is Bug Club Phonics?
180 fully decodable readers with fiction and non-fiction titles from Phases 2 to 5 including stories from the hugely popular CBeebies Alphablock characters ensure children read from books with the sounds they know as they are learning to read. All titles are also available in an engaging online reading world which includes allocatable eBooks so all children can apply the knowledge and skills from their phonics lesson at home that night.
Download the Progression Chart (PDF 4.5MB)
Download the Phoneme Poster (PDF 0.5MB)