Here at St John's we teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds Programme, supported by the use of the Jolly Phonics Kinaesthetic stories and actions. Graphemes are also introduced using the Espresso phonic video clips.
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics they practice by reading texts in their guided reading sessions which are entirely decodable. The texts used are from the Rigby Star Phonics / Phonics Bug series of books. Once children have a secure knowledge of letters/sound correspondences and can decode and blend words with confidence they will access books from the Cambridge Reading scheme.
Monday 20th November 2017
On Monday ,all classes had a master class in poetry writing delivered by 'The Poet from the Peaks' Andy Tooze. The children were thoroughly enthused and desperate to write their own poems. What an inspiration! Our special thanks go to Mr Ahmad for his kind donation that enabled us to arrange this visit from a professional author.