We believe that Phonics & Early Reading are the lifeblood of a successful education, and provide the foundations for children to open doors to all areas of the curriculum.
Learning to read is the most important and life-changing skill that we can teach our children. At Churchfield, we use the Little Wandle Letters & Sounds (Revised) approach to systematic synthetic phonics. We view phonics as a crucial element in teaching and learning in reading and writing and use a systematic, synthetic approach where children quickly develop knowledge of the relationship between letters and sounds, words and sentences. Children are taught to blend and segment sounds easily and use a range of approaches to learn and spell irregular words. We aim to create a culture of reading, where children can become immersed in language and have a deep-rooted love for reading.
If you’d like any more information, or guidance on how you can support your child, please contact our Phonics & Early Reading Leader: Mrs Bean.