LETTERS AND SOUNDS
At Runnymede Pre-school we follow the guidance of the Department for Education and Skills (Primary National Strategy) to promote the knowledge of Letters & Sounds.
Predominantly Phase One of this strategy is focused on the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Phase One through to Phase Six is taught up to Year Two. Phase One promotes development largely in Communication and Language, and Literacy, it teaches the children the skills to oral segmenting and blending familiar words.
Phase One is delivered through play - games, stories, rhymes, instruments, music and song. Listening to the children encourages confidence with their talking as well as role modelling how we enjoy reading books.
Further detailed information regarding this practice can be found at www.foundationyears.org.uk
In addition to this we support our children with the Jolly Phonics' programme which is the Literacy programme that our local Primary Schools follow.
The sounds are introduced to the children in this order:
- s, a, t, i, p & n
- c k, e, h, r, m & d
- g, o, u, l, f & b
- j, z, w, v, y & x
The aim of Jolly Phonics' is to teach a child how to - Learn the letter sounds, Learn letter formation, Blend sounds, and Identify the sounds in words. Further detailed information regarding this practice can be found at www.jollylearning.co.uk