At Amberley Parochial Primary School we teach phonics using a rigorous planning format and our own bespoke Systemic Synthetic Phonics Programme. This programme follows the DfE Letters and Sounds document and uses flash cards and other resources to support learning and retention. Each sound is taught using a pure sound and an associate mnemonic, which also aides accurate letter formation. Each lesson is tightly focused and is comprised of 5 parts; Revisit & Review, Teach, Practise, Apply, Assess. Lessons are taught daily for 30 minutes, in appropriate phase groups of approximately 8-10 children, usually at the beginning of each day.
All teaching areas throughout the school have an appropriate sound chart displayed, as well as a working wall.
The wall displays current and relevant information showing previous learning.
Phonics is assessed according to our assessment timetable, and children identified as being at risk of not passing the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test are given additional support at the earliest opportunity.