Whole School Phonics
Today we have started our new whole school phonics strategy. Following detailed assessment and analysis of the children’s work, we have identified the correct level of teaching and support required to move each of them on with their spelling. As such, they have been placed in targeted groups (across classes) that will get together three times a week to participate in appropriate-levelled sessions.
The aim of this is to encourage the children to take ownership of their own learning and to improve their success with spelling. Although the children are in groups matched to their current standards of achievement, membership is fluid and children will be adjusted into neighbouring groups if and when appropriate. The main method for judging this will be through their spellings across the curriculum, not just in these phonic sessions and spelling tests. Evidence needs to be coming across in everyday work to ensure we can see that they have taken the learning on board.
Your child may at times bring some work home or spellings to complete. This will vary in amount and times depending on which group they are in. We welcome your help in any home work to aid their progress.