Phonics at St Oswald's
As a whole school, we are committed to using the Sounds-Write (linguistic phonics) approach to assist the children from Reception to Year 2 to learn to read, write and spell independently with accuracy, understanding and confidence.
In Nursery phonics is taught through listening games and oral segmenting and blending. Formal teaching of letter symbols and sound correspondence is not taught until Reception. Sounds Write is a Sensory-Motor approach to teaching reading and spelling. It requires: · Visual discrimination of letter shapes · Auditory discrimination of the sounds in speech (we always say the sound as we write it) · Integration of auditory and visual skills (Sounds match to spellings, spellings match to sounds). The Sounds-Write approach ensures that: Children develop key concepts about the way English is written. Children practise the skills essential for reading and spelling accurately. Children learn the sounds and the spellings of English.
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