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Reading and Phonics In EYFS

Phonics begins in Nursery and is based upon the Development Matters curriculum, where we focus upon our listening skills. This supports the early phases of Letters and Sounds, which our school's phonics lessons are based upon and these sessions are supported by Read Write Inc resources. In addition we use the Launchpad for Literacy scheme, which focuses on prereading skills in the early years and throughout school, which provides a thorough progressive model on which to develop individual children's learning.

Every week our Early Years classes focus upon a 'story of the week' and lessons are based around the book. There is a focus upon vocabulary, understanding new words and themes within a book. As children develop their listening skills, Reception children begin to follow the Key Stage One phonics programme detailed below.