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Phonics information

At Junction Farm we ensure our phonics sessions are creative and interactive. We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme.

What is Letters and Sounds?

Letters and Sounds is divided into six phases, with each phase building on the skills and knowledge of previous learning. Children have time to practise and rapidly expand their ability to read and spell words. They are also taught to read and spell ‘common exception words’, which are words with spellings that are unusual and do not necessarily follow the phonic patterns.

For more information on Letters and Sounds follow this link: 

The Phonics Test

Phonics screening tests take place when the children are in Year 1. This usually happens at the beginning of June and consists of 40 words that children have to blend and read. The pass rate in 2019 was 32/40. If your child is unsuccessful at passing the phonics screening test, they have another opportunity to take the test in Year 2.

Phonics Club

At Junction Farm Miss Barron runs a phonics club on a Wednesday evening. This club runs on an invite only basis and it is strongly encouraged for your child to attend if your child is invited.