Phonics

Reading is taught using the synthetic phonics 'Letters and Sounds' approach. Staff use the principles and practice of Letters and Sounds to plan high quality teaching and learning opportunities.

Staff also use their knowledge and expertise of other synthetic phonics teaching methods to deliver the principles of the Letters and Sounds system in engaging, challenging and enjoyable lessons.

Parents/carers wishing to gain a better understanding of this approach may wish to look at the 'Letters and Sounds: Principles and practice of high quality phonics' document using the link below:

https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/DFES-00281-2007

 

Parents can also access free resources and activities to do at home via

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Reading Scheme

Milton St John's CE Primary School uses the Oxford Reading Tree as its main reading scheme.

Parents can visit The Oxford Owl which is a FREE website built to support you with your child’s learning. Just sign up and create log in details to access it for free!

Through this website you’ll find age-specific reading and maths tips and activities, FREE eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s learning to life.

You will also find support and advice on a range of questions you may have – including helping your child with their phonics, motivating boys to read and  how to help your child with spelling and grammar.

 

Click here to visit the site:  http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk