The Teaching of Phonics
We use the Letters and Sounds phonics programme across the school.
Letters and Sounds is a six-phase programme designed to help teach children to read and spell with phonics. Parents can play a vital role in helping their children develop these skills, by encouraging their children to listen carefully and talk extensively about what they hear, see and do. .
We also support children who need it with ‘top-up’ and small phonics sessions throughout their time at Castle Carrock.
There are many resources, apps and books which can support the teaching of phonics at home – please speak to the class teacher if you want more information. We also hold a regular Parents’ Information session – usually at the beginning of the school year.
Some parents may find the pronunciation and letter names confusing. Mr Thorne does Phonics is a great site with easy to watch videos which will guide you through the expectations.
You can find more information about Letters and Sounds in the following download.Parents’ Guide to Phonics