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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values


Phonics Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Phonics is taught daily using synthetic phonics approach from Foundation Stage to Year 2 and for those who may still need it into Key Stage 2. We use a mixture of new National Curriculum objectives, letters and sound and Jolly Phonics. It is taught both discretely in phonics sessions and as part of literacy lessons.

In EYFS, pupils are encouraged to use their phonics (sounds letters make) to write. From the earliest stages, our youngest pupils are encouraged to give meaning to their mark making. As they develop confidence with their phonics and reading, pupils will be encourage to write and spell CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant – C A T ) and other common high frequency words correctly whilst others will be phonetically plausible ( will sound correct but will not be technically spelt correctly). This approach is built upon as pupils progress through the years and they learn more about spelling patterns and conventions.

 At school we use the Jolly Phonics approach to phonics.  Follow this link to find out more: 

As pupils progress through Key Stage 1 you might want to look at the following link:                      

For further information and ideas on how to support you child at home take a look at the following sections:

  • Reading EYFS to Y6
  • Reading Diaries EYFS to Y6
  • 3 Stages of Writing
  • Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation (KS1 & KS2)
  • Parent Information Evening Reading & Spelling 01.11.16

Click on the following links for more information: Real and not real interactive games Short video clips for different phonemes Information about Year 1 phonics screening check