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At Siddington C of E Primary we place great value in the systematic teaching of phonics.  We use structured synthetic phonic programs to teach daily phonic sessions in Key Stage 1.  We use the Sounds Write Phonics scheme.  The children are taught the initial code when they start school in Robins class and move onto the extended code when they are ready.  The chidlren then learn to spell polysyllabic words (words with many syllables) using the initial and extended code that they have learnt.


Details about the Sounds Write scheme can be found at:


What is synthetic phonics?


When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

• the sounds represented by written letters

• how to blend the sounds together to make words.


Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.


Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the pure sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.


Please use the link below to help you correctly pronounce the phonetic alphabet.





We follow the Sounds Write scheme for teaching phonics.

We use the Sounds Write reading scheme to support the teaching of reading and phonics in KS1.