Teaching phonics at New Waltham Academy
In 2007 the Government produced Letters and Sounds, a document aimed at promoting high quality phonics in primary schools, stating.
‘Practitioners and teachers should provide daily speaking and listening activities that are well matched to children’s developing abilities and interests. These activities should draw upon observations and assessments to plan for progression and to identify children who need additional support, for example to discriminate and
At New Waltham Academy, Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar are used along side Letters and Sounds. The phonemes taught in Letters and Sounds are covered through the Jolly Phonics Jolly Grammar scheme but in a slightly different order.
FS AND KS1 – daily differentiated discrete phonics are planned and taught. Please refer to FS page to read more information on the expectations when they enter our school.
YR 3 AND 4 – 3 differentiated discrete phonics lessons are planned and taught per week.
YR 5 AND 6 – 2 differentiated discrete phonics lessons are planned and taught per week.