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 and move onto the extended code when they are ready. The children then learn to spell polysyllabic words (words with many syllables) using the initial and extended code that they have learnt. The children have reading books from the Sounds Write programme and Dandelion books (which support the Sounds Write Phonics programme). Children who are working within the extended code then move to books banded colours and then to age appropriate texts.
Details about the Sounds Write scheme can be found at:
The document below, 'A typical child in Phonics at Siddington' details the expected attainment for Phonics at any given point in school. Children falling below this expectation will receive additional Sounds Write intervention to ensure they 'catch up'.
Please use the link below to help you correctly pronounce the phonetic alphabet.