At Four Swannes Primary School, we use the Government's agreed phonics programme called 'Letters and Sounds.'
Letters and Sounds is designed to help teachers teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling by:
- fostering children’s speaking and listening skills as valuable in their own right and as preparatory to learning phonic knowledge and skills;
- teaching high quality phonic work at the point they judge children should begin the programme. For most children, this will be by the age of five with the intention of equipping them with the phonic knowledge and skills they need to become fluent readers by the age of seven.