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.