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Phonics

From the Spring Term of 2022 we adopted a new validated systematic synthetic phonics programme, created by Twinkl.

 

Twinkl Phonics is a DfE validated full systematic, synthetic phonics programme that contains everything you need to deliver phonics teaching to children from the very beginning of learning to read and write to full fluency. It delivers GPCs in a clear and rigorous way so that skills are built progressively over time, ensuring that children have a secure base from which to develop. On top of that, all learning is embedded in the exciting adventures of Kit and Sam and their family and friends so you can be sure that children will be excited by, and looking forward to, their daily phonics lessons!

 

we have decided to opt for Twinkl Phonics at this time because Twinkl Phonics is a scheme based on Letters and Sounds, our previous scheme. It follows the same sounds order throughout Reception and through the early weeks of Year 1. Teaching of Phase 5 and 6 GPCs and suffixes have been spread out in Twinkl Phonics to give more even coverage throughout Year 1 and 2. This is to ensure that children have ample time to secure new learning before moving on to the next sound. All the sounds covered in Phase 5 and 6 of Letters and Sounds are taught during Levels 5 and 6 in Twinkl Phonics so you can be assured that your children will reach the same endpoint by the end of Year 2.