Teaching Phonics at Grange
Synthetic Phonics is a method for developing a learner's awareness of the relationship between a letter or group of letters and the corresponding sound/s.
The aim of synthetic phonics is to enable begining readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or blending them.
At Grange, we teach our Early Years and KS1 pupils phonics every day. Each child is taught in a group suited to their ability. The sessions are short, regular and fun, using a range of resources and activities to keep children enthused and motivated.
Our Phonics programme is based on Letters & Sounds, but we enhance this with a range of practical resources and graded reading books designed to support learning.
We also offer sessions for Parents, so you can support your child at home. These will be promoted through the Weekly Newsletter.
Our Phonics Leader is Mrs Marquis-Box.
How well do our children achieve in phonics?
We are very proud of our chidren's achievements in phonics.
In 2015, 82% of pupils passed the Year 1 phonics test, which was ABOVE the national average.
In 2016, 81% of pupils passed the Year 1 phonics test, performing in line with the national average.
In 2017, 82% of pupils passed the Year 1 phonics test, performing in line with the national average.