Welcome to Early Years!
We have two classes in the Early Years: Owl and Rabbit Classes. Click on the icons below to see more information about each particular class.
We teach phonics from the start of Reception. Our phonics teaching uses the structure of a phonics programme called 'Letters and Sounds', and we use the lesson sequence from 'Read Write Inc' to ensure high quality teaching is consistent across the school.
Letters and Sounds outlines a sequenced order to the learning of letter shapes, their names and the sounds that they represent when we read and spell. Year R teaching begins at Phase One where children are encouraged to hear, make and discriminate between different sounds all around them. They then move on to learning individual sounds (e.g. s, a, t - see the PDF above) and digraphs (e.g. sh, ch, ee) within Phase 2. Their learning is consolodated in Phase 3, and those who are ready move onto learning new sounds in Phase 4.