Phonics at Hallow
At Hallow School we want all children to become accurate, fluent and expressive readers who understand every word they read. This is because reading is the key that opens up all other learning. We follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics Framework and use the Bug Club phonics and reading resources. Our phonics teaching begins at our Pre School and the children continue their journey through reception and beyojnd as they become confident readers and writers!
When learning sounds, the children will read carefully structured stories featuring the words they can sound out. Discussion about the story facilitates sound understanding, ensuring reading is both fun and purposeful. Children then progress to learning digraphs (44 sounds in total). A digraph is a sound associated with a group of letters which is taught and applied to an increasingly complex range of words. The children are then able to blend sounds to read words. A range of stories continue to be introduced to the children that reinforce the sounds they have been learning and enable them to read with confidence and success. We want all of our children to develop a love of reading!