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Phonics is taught at The Pines from the start of Reception until the end of Year 2. Children begin by learning individual letter sounds and then begin blending these to form words. As children progress, they are grouped according to ability to ensure that each child's individual needs are met.


In Early Years, the Jolly Phonics system is used for teaching early phonics. As children move into Year 1, the Read Write Inc approach is used which links to our reading scheme as well. We are currently reviewing our Phonics Provision and will update this page as changes are made. 


When children move into Key Stage 2, they are taught spelling patterns and rules using the Read Write Inc system. Any child who is not secure in their phonic knowledge, continues to have phonics teaching in order to plug gaps in their learning.


Useful websites - Jolly Phonics home page - Read Write Inc home page

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds (British English)

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English.