We teach early reading through the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics (children learn to blend sounds to read whole words). The programme begins in Reception as the children start school and ends when the children are fluent and confident readers and able to recognise the 44 sounds in the English language and the many ways of spelling these sounds (e.g. ay/ai, oy/oi). Because the English language is not just made up of ‘phonic’ words, we also teach the children how to recognise and read high frequency words known as ‘red’ words (e.g. the, said, could).
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