In Reception and KS1, children follow the Letters and sounds phonics programme. This is a fast paced fun and engaging way for children to learn sounds in the school. In Reception they cover phase 1/2/3 and will learn some aspects of phase 4 in the summer term. In year 1 they will learn phase 4 and 5 and will be ready for their phonics screening in June of that year. In Year 2, phase 6 will be taught.
At Dr Walker’s phonics is taught in an active way taking into account many different learning styles. Parents and carers are given more information in Reception about the programme and in Year 1 parents and carers are invited to a phonics screening information session with workshop.