Phonics and Early Reading
at Peterbrook Primary School
At Peterbrook Primary School we strive to ensure that all children become successful, fluent readers by the end of key stage one. We believe this is achievable through a combination of high quality, discrete systematic phonics teaching combined with a language rich curriculum that promotes a reading for pleasure culture.
At Peterbrook Primary School we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. Our aim is for all our children to be able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Peterbrook Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. In Early Years we have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.
We will be holding a brief reading meeting to explain how we are now teaching reading in class. You will also be able to collect some useful resources to help support your child at home.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Reception Team
Sounds Taught in Reception
Grapheme - Phoneme Correspondence (GPC) means the relationship between
a phoneme (unit of sound) and its graphemes (or symbols).
These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. Use the information sheets below each video to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.