'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16
At Hawkesley Church Primary Academy we follow the ‘Floppy's Phonics’ programme to teach Phonics. Children are taught daily discrete lessons from Nursery to Year Two, as well as having enrichment opportunities throughout the curriculum. The emphasis on this teaching is pace, variety and fun activities to develop sound knowledge to segment and blend and therefore raise standards in both reading and writing.
We use a rigorous approach to assessment where children’s progress is assessed half-termly to ensure that children are keeping pace with the programme. If there any gaps in the children’s learning in Key Stage Two who have gaps with their letter-sound correspondence or need additional support with early reading, will receive interventions to address these gaps.
The following document shows the yearly overview, for example what phonics Phase the children are learning at different stages of year.
The following document shows progression from Nursery to Year Two:
In addition to the daily Phonics teaching, our children and families receive a link to pre-recorded lessons led by a teaching assistant each week to match and supplement the Phonics teaching for their year group. Here is an example of a Phase 3 video, for the phoneme 'ee'.