Phonics

At Glenmere, we use a systematic approach to the teaching of synthetic phonics to enable children to develop secure reading and spelling skills. It is proven that high quality phonics teaching is ‘the best route for children to become fluent and independent readers (through) securing phonics as the prime approach to decoding unfamiliar words’ (L&S Notes of Guidance). A strong emphasis on high quality teaching of phonics can substantially reduce the number of children at risk of falling below age-related expectations for reading. The Glenmere phonics sequence follows the teaching progression of the publication of Letters and Sounds (2007). Teachers make use of the resources to support the children’s learning of phonemes in Early Years. This sequence sets out clear expectations of pupils’ progress in phonics term by term.