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In order to develop the fundamental skills of reading, Phonics is taught daily at Newlands. Phonic sessions are fun and interactive and we ensure that all children can access high quality learning.


EYFS and KS1

At Newlands we follow Phonics Shed for our phonic teaching and progression. As part of this programme, they will learn the sound name alongside a song and an action, a rhyme to aid recall and a handwriting formation cue.


Children in EYFS will focus on Chapters 2 and 3.

Year One chil­dren will focus on Chapter 4 Phon­ics and revise all pre­vi­ous phases. Chapter 4 intro­duces alter­na­tive pronunciations.

Year Two chil­dren will focus on later sections of Chapter 4 and revise all pre­vi­ous phases. This will also remind them of the ‘rules’ for spelling.

Towards the end of Year One, chil­dren com­plete the National Phon­ics Screen­ing Check to assess their phonic skills so far. We will keep par­ents fully informed about this. Chil­dren who do not achieve the required phonic skills by the end of Year 2 will con­tinue with addi­tional phonic learn­ing in Key Stage 2.

Here are some useful websites to support your child with their phonic learning  (Children in school will have their own log in)