Phonics

We love Phonics at Fairfield. Our very own ‘Fairfield Phonics’ programme systematically builds children’s understanding of how letters link to sounds, how to blend sounds to read and how to segment letters to write words and sentences.

We offer well-planned, fast paced sessions which provide challenge and enable all children to SHINE. Our children are taught daily, for 20-30 minutes in small, targeted groups – across FS2 and KS1. These groups are fluid and are changed regularly in response to the children’s learning. KS2 children, who require extra phonics support, get daily phonics teaching in similar small, targeted groups.

We make sure that all pupils read books that are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky words’. This is so that, early on, they experience success and gain confidence that they are readers.

There are opportunities throughout the year for parents/carers to attend phonics workshops, observing how phonics is taught and giving you the knowledge required to best support your children with reading and writing at home. Our Sounds & Syllables spelling strategy is built upon excellent phonic knowledge across the whole school.

  • View our Reading and Phonics information here.