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Phonics

Introduction to phonics

Systematic Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching children to read, write and spell. The sounds that children learn are taught in a specific, systematic order (not alphabetically) so that children can begin to build words from these sounds as early as possible. Phonics supports children to hear, identify and link the sounds that letters make (phonemes) to what the letters look like when written down (graphemes). This helps children to recognise and read words, using knowledge of the sounds to read new or unfamiliar words.

Children from Edith Moorhouse Primary School are taught to read using Systematic Synthetic Phonics, from Pre-school using Letters and Sounds Phase 1. As children move into Reception, Rocket Phonics is introduced and continued throughout the school for all phonics teaching and learning. 

Rocket Phonics Parent Guide

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