- Phonics teaching for KS1 is a priority at Horton Mill. Children receive daily phonics session through supportive, differentiated group work. Teachers use progressive planning based on the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme of work.
- Phonics are revised, modelled and rehearsed alongside an adult. Focused activities allow children to revisit, learn, practise and apply their knowledge and understanding in fun and engaging games and activities.
- Children needing support with their phonic knowledge in KS2 receive additional support by continuing their learning journey through ‘Letters and Sounds’ and relevant intervention programmes designed to ‘boost’ children’s learning and support them in developing and applying the skills they need for reading and writing.
- All children at KS2 receive and practise weekly spellings.