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At Greenacres, we teach reading using a phonics only approach.  Children are taught phonics in a consistent, recognised approach using The Little Wandle Letters and Sounds systematic synthetic phonics scheme (S.S.P.) from Foundation Stage 2 .

To begin with, children read 1:1 daily with an adult but most rapidly progress to reading in small groups of 2 or 3 children by the Spring Term.  These are called practice sessions and happen 3 times a week.  In all reading opportunities, children are applying their phonic knowledge.  Any child who is falling behind, at any point, will receive, 'Keep up; catch up sessions,' to ensure the gap does not widen between them and their peers.

By the end of Year 1, it is our aim that all children pass their Phase 5 Phonics Check ensuring they are fluent readers and can pursue their love of reading.

All writing experiences are opportunities for our children to practice the application of phonics.

Phonics is at core of the Greenacres curriculum. In order for your child to succeed, we suggest that you use these resources to support essential home learning. It is really important that when you are reading and writing with your child home, that you use the correct sounds.

Programme Overview

Phonics and Early Reading Policy

Resources for Parents and Carers

(This includes video links for how to say the sounds)