Pupils access phonics, where appropriate, at a level that is appropriate to them. For some pupils teaching in phonics is through discrete phonics lessons for others it is embedded within other literacy based activities. For many of our pupils working at a pre-subject specific level of learning phonics is about extending their knowledge of the world of sounds around them.
The Letters and Sounds document (2007) identifies seven aspects of learning within Phase One
■ Aspect 1: General sound discrimination – environmental sounds
■ Aspect 2: General sound discrimination – instrumental sounds
■ Aspect 3: General sound discrimination – body percussion
■ Aspect 4: Rhythm and rhyme
■ Aspect 5: Alliteration
■ Aspect 6: Voice sounds
■ Aspect 7: Oral blending and segmenting
For pupils developing their pre-phonic knowledge we are supporting them to:
In High Park we use the Jolly Phonics scheme;
Jolly Phonics is a full, stand alone phonics teaching programme, designed for the first year of teaching reading. The teaching starts with learning the letter sounds, and how to blend and
Here are a few of the schemes that you might also want to look at at home.
Here are some of our pupils in Oak Base using their interest in Rap music to explore rhythm and rhyme.