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Phonics at Weeton

Phonics is a method of learning to read. Phonics works by breaking each word up into it’s individual sounds before blending those sounds back together to make the word. Children learn to 'decode' words by breaking them down into sounds (phonemes) rather than having to memorise 1,000's of words individually. Research has shown that phonics, when taught correctly, can be the most effective way of teaching children to learn to read. Learning phonics and learning to read is one of the most important stepping stones in early education and provides your child with the skills that  they need to be able to access the curriculum. 

For example

W - ee - t - o - n

At Weeton, we follow the Lancashire Red Rose Letters and Sounds programme, which provides a fun and interactive way to learn to read. The Red Rose Phonics programme not only follows the DFE Letters and Sounds approach, but ensures a systematic, synthetic phonics approach is both planned for and delivered to your child. The Red Rose Phonics programme is divided up into four phases that the children will progress through; usually from Reception to the end of Key Stage 1.

If you would like to know any more about our phonics programme or which phase your child is currently working on,  please speak to their class teacher.