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Phonics at Swimbridge
How we teach phonics at Swimbridge CE Primary School
At Swimbridge CE Primary School, we follow Floppy’s Phonics, a systematic synthetic phonics teaching programme for early reading and writing. We use the interactive phonics lessons and activities to teach children the sounds in words and the code (letters) used to represent them. Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will take part in a daily phonics lesson. Each lesson begins by rapidly revisiting previously taught sounds and codes before being taught the next new sound. They will use the Floppy’s Phonics Sound Books to look for words which contain this new sound and discuss the meaning of any new vocabulary. They will practise forming the new code, reading words and sentences which contain it and complete spelling games too. This learning will transfer into their daily reading so children can apply and consolidate the new sound and code.
Floppy's Phonics Parent Information
Floppy Phonics Online
You can access a range of resources on the Oxford Owl website. Login (oxfordowl.co.uk) Your child has their class login for this in their home school diary. Click on the links below to access information on the Floppy's Phonics Practice Zone and a selection of e-books to match your child's reading level.