Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted

Phonics

At Cheriton we follow the “Letters and Sounds” phonics scheme.

 

Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are taught a discrete phonics lesson daily and progress is rigorously monitored to ensure that they are well prepared for the Year 1 Phonics Screen that takes place in Term 6. Strategies are put in place for children that may need some additional support. Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way - starting with the easiest sounds, progressing through to the most complex - it’s the most effective way of teaching young children to read. It’s particularly helpful for children aged 5–7

 

Foundation Stage and Year One parents are invited to attend extremely popular ‘phonics workshops’ in Terms 1 or 2 and then later in Term 5. These are run by the Class teachers and the Literacy Subject Leader.

 

In Year 2 children continue to study phonics to embed learning and to further skills.

 

In KS2, children may still require regular phonics input. This can be delivered either through whole class teaching or more targeted support in small groups with a skilled Teaching Assistant.

Further information about learning to read through phonics can be found in this leaflet:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/194057/phonics_check_leaflet_2013_.pdf