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The school approach to Phonic and Reading Schemes

Grove Primary School follows the Jolly Phonics programme from Nursery to Year 1. We then use resources from The Jolly Grammar programme and Phonicsplay to teach in Years 1 and 2. The children have a daily 20 minute phonics lesson. The children begin by learning the Jolly Phonic songs and actions for the different letter sounds in Nursery. In Reception they then work through the scheme using the Jolly Phonics Interactive Whiteboard programme as a main resource. In Year One, the children may need to revise some of the Jolly Phonic programme initially and will then move on to following the Jolly Grammar scheme. They will also use the interactive games on the Phonicsplay website. Year 2 revises some of Jolly Grammar 1 if needed and then will use Jolly Grammar 2 and the Phonicsplay programmes to ensuring they are confident with a range of alternative spelling patterns and grammar e.g. suffixes, plurals, tenses. In Year 3 there are some children who still continue with phonic programme to support their spelling. Children from Reception to Year 3 are assessed termly on identifying sounds, blending to read real and nonsense words. They are assessed on their reading and spelling of the High Frequency words.

Please follow the links below to support your child at home:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Phonicsplay website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djz82FBYiug – Jolly Phonic songs with actions (initial sounds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjKq8s8154s – Jolly Phonics songs (2 letters that make 1 sound)

http://mrthorne.com/ - General phonics website

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