There has been a huge shift in the past few year in how we teach reading in our schools. This is having a big impact and helping many children learn to read and spell. Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.
Please see our leaflet attached to find out more about Phonics and the screening test done in Year 1.