Phonics in the EYFS
Please follow this link to access the PPT used at our phonics and handwriting evening for parents/carers HERE
At Wilby School we follow Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) which is a government approved complete systematic, synthetic Phonics Programme. Details of how we deliver this can be found on our English page in the Phonics section:
This is the link to the parents area on ELS https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/essential-letters-and-sounds/ where you can find more useful information about how to support your child with their reading journey as they encounter phonics phases 2,3 and 5.
Phonic teaching starts as soon as the children begin in Pre-school. In Pre School Phase 1 of our phonics programme concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills. The emphasis in getting children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.
In Reception year the children will begin Phase 2. The teaching of phonics follows a specific sequence that allows our children to build on their previous phonic knowledge and master specific phonic strategies as they progress through phases 2-6. As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words that they encounter in their reading.