At St Charles, we follow the Essential Letters and Sounds expectations of progress: (See our Reading Policy for more details)
Essential Letters and Sounds teaches children to read using a validated systematic synthetic phonics approach. This scheme is designed to be rich in talk and story where our pupils can experience the joy of books and language whilst rapidly acquiring the skills to become fluent independent readers and writers.
This scheme teaches our children to decode by identifying each sound within a word and blending them together to read fluently; and encode by segmenting each sound to write words accurately.
Please clink the links below to support your child’s phonic learning at home.
Essential Letters and Sounds Website: