Phonics and Spelling

Early reading starts with phonics and developing good phonics skills in younger pupils is vitally important. Phonics provision begins in Nursery and skills are developed daily throughout The Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.  

The school follows the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

Letters and Sounds is split into six phases:
 
  • Phase 1 (Nursery)
  • Phase 2 (Reception)
  • Phase 3 (Reception)
  • Phase 4 (Reception moving into Year 1)
  • Phase 5 (Year 1)
  • Phase 6 (Year 2)

In addition to Letters and Sounds, St Chad’s has also developed its own ‘complex speed sound chart’ to support the teaching and learning of phonics: “Funky Phonics”.

Further information on Phonics at Home can be found within our Parent/Carer section on our website (Reading at Home and the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check).

By the end of Reception, children should be able to read fluently and spell accurately:

By the end of Year 1, children should be able to read fluently and spell accurately:

By the end of Year 2, children should be able to read fluently and spell accurately: