At Manorfield we teach phonics through the Jolly Phonics programme, learning each letter and sound through story, and actions. This enables the children to understand the sounds they hear within words and to begin the journey of learning to read and write through segmenting and blending the sounds within specific words.
You can help your children at home with their understanding of phonics by talking about the sounds that objects and words begin with, for example, ‘What does my name begin with? Mmmmmmm for Mummy’. The children will love to tell you and show you the latest actions and stories they’ve been learning about.
Phonics continues into Year 1 and 2, looking at more complex sounds and spelling rules. Our phonics programme goes hand in hand with our teaching of reading and writing, and all lessons give the children the opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge.
In Year 1 we carry out the Statutory Phonics Screening Check to ensure the children have a sound knowledge and understanding of phonics. This score will be told to you in their reports at the end of the year.
Our vision at Manorfield is to equip our children with the essential life skill of reading, to know that we read for meaning, that it has a purpose, and to promote a love and enjoyment of books.
Reading is an essential life skill that allows us to understand and to function in the world around us. It enables us to discover a wealth of information and to enter into the magical world of books where we can escape into our own imaginations.
"The more you read, the more you'll know. The more you know, the more places you'll go" - Dr Seuss