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At St Oswald’s we place great importance of the clear and structured teaching of phonics. Phonics is a proven method of teaching children the early skills of reading- In the English Language there are 44 sounds. as we read we put these sounds together to form words. We use the Validated Scheme Jolly Phonics to teach Phonics

Some sounds are represented by one letter, like ‘t’, and some by two or more, like ‘ck’ in duck and ‘air’ in chair. There are 6 phases in phonics and the children systematically work through each phase.

In June in Year 1 children take a phonics test. This is a national test and assesses the children on the sounds that they can read.

This presentation shows how we teach phonics at St Oswald’s Phonic Presentation

Mrs Mansfield is the subject lead for Phonics.

The phonics Policy can be found here; Phonic policy

Useful websites to help your child;