What is phonics?
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skillfully. They are taught how to:
- recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
- identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as ‘sh’ or ‘oa’; and
- blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.
Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.
At St Wilfrid's we follow the 'Read, Write Inc' phonics scheme.
Please see the parent PowerPoint below which will give you more information about how we teach phonics at St Wilfrid's.