A program of synthetic phonics teaching is used at Brook Field. We use the Monster Phonics Scheme, to develop and enhance the children’s phonetic awareness across Key Stage One. Furthermore, all opportunities are taken to use a rich bank of resources, in order to make the learning as meaningful and memorable as possible.
There are 6 stages or phases to children’s phonic development:
underpins all other phases
strong emphasis on listening skills and oral blending and segmenting
19 letters of the alphabet introduced. One sound for each
remaining 7 letters of the alphabet
start to introduce digraphs for other phonemes
blending and segmenting adjacent consonants
more graphemes to represents sounds.
sounds represented by more than one grapheme.
revision of phases two to five
(GPC’s - grapheme-phoneme correspondence)
spelling with simple prefixes and suffixes
adding endings and doubling/dropping of final letters