We are very excited to announce that we have adopted a NEW phonics scheme. It is called 'Rocket Phonics' and it is a DFE validated story based systematic, synthetic phonics programme for Reception and Key Stage One.
As a school, we have invested heavily in this new scheme to ensure that all of our pupils achieve phonic success.
All children will have a ROCKET PHONICS READING BOOK and we ask you to respect and care for the books at home.
Your child will also be provided with a reading diary. It is important to read with your child at least 3 times a week at home (but we encourage you to do this every night) and record this in their reading diary. 'Reading miles' with your child will really support their reading development. The more your child reads at home, the further they develop along their reading journey.
Below, you will see a video introducing you to Rocket Phonics and an explanation of the alphabetic code. It is a 10 minute watch and will hopefully help you to understand what your child will be learning in school and how you can support your child's reading journey.
Below, you will see a variety of videos which show the sounds in each phase and how to pronounce them. You can watch these videos with your child to help them to learn to recognise and say these sounds.
Below, you will find a pdf document with all the sounds and tricky words from the different phases. You can print out a selection from this document of sounds and words to help your child to learn them. If you choose 2 to a page when you print they will be A5 size. Please come and talk to your teacher if you need help with printing them!