At both Siddington C of E Primary and Kemble Primary school 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.
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.
At school, you will probably hear teachers talking about blending , sounding out and Fred Talk