Phonics/Reading and Writing
At Simms Cross we use the Letters and Sounds programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. Letters and Sounds is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
When learning to read the children will:
- learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
- read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
- show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.
When learning to write the children will:
- learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
- learn to spell words by saying the sounds
- write simple sentences
- write longer pieces building writing stamina