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Phonics at Woodstock

One aspect of a child’s early steps into reading is the developing of an understanding of the sounds written letters make when reading words. This is taught through phonics as it helps children hear, identify and use different sounds to distinguish one word from another. At Woodstock, we follow the systematic synthetic phonics programme ALS phonics.

Phonics starts in nursery with phase 1 and the development of phonological awareness and listening skills. As children progress into reception, children are taught the correspondence between sounds and written letters and this continues into Key Stage One.

Our reading mantra is: “Look at the letters, make the sound, blend the sound together.”

Please see the links below to support your child with early reading:

What is phonics and how can I help? Learn to read with phonics | Oxford Owl

Sound articulation: Oxford Owl: Phonics

Oxford Owl – Free e-book library Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl