Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.
Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read.
Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.
- National Literacy Trust
Phonics is taught throughout our school to promote reading and writing for all ages. It is vitally important that our children understand the graphemes and phonemes needed to decode and read independently.
Our scheme of Monster Phonics is taught within classrooms as well as interventions in order to support pupil's decoding of unfamiliar and unknown words, as well as securing their knowledge of high frequency words in KS2.
The Monster Phonics scheme breaks up the sounds through colour and visualisation, represented by various monsters whom the children begin to recognise and identify through their reading and writing.
Books and apps are available via the website which are used in school. The games promote a love of learning and familiarity with different sounds and spellings. The books promote independent reading as well as engaging children with the various monsters.