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Here at Torpoint Nursery and Infant School, we teach phonics through our own scheme based on the Government Publication  Letters and Sounds. 

Letters and Sounds is a national, systematic approach for teaching children to read using phonics. It is split into six phases, from starting to learn about sounds in reception to becoming fluent readers.
The phonic approach encourages us to directly link letters (graphemes) to sounds (phonemes), and to teach children pure sounds like ah, b, k when encountering the alphabet (instead of letter names). So, children learn how to put sounds represented by letters or letter groups (like ch or igh) together to read words in a more straightforward way.

We use  resources from Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc. scheme to support our phonics teaching and to help form letters correctly.

Our videos for each phase can be used to support learning or practice at home; they can also helpp parents understand how we say each sound.

The booklet below contains some more information..or you can always ask your child's teacher.

File icon: pdf Phonics_Phases_A_Guide_for_Parents.pdf [pdf 138KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Phonics Mat 1- phase 2 and 3 [pdf 4MB] Click to download
This mat is suitable for year one and above as it uses capital letters as well as lower case letters.
File icon: pdf Phonics Mat 2- Phases 3 [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Phonics Mat 3- Phase 5 [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Supporting Your Child with Reading and Writing

Our annual meeting for parents has  information about how we teach phonics .This year it has been made avaiable online using the link below.

File icon: mp4 English Meeting with Miss Hargraves [mp4 208MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Supporting_Your_Child_to_Read_and_Write.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download