Phonics Curriculum Overview
At St Thomas More Primary School we believe that the teaching of high quality Phonics is vital in order for children to become competent readers and writers. We teach high quality integrated and discrete phonics lessons following the government recommended ‘Letters and Sounds’ document, alongside our own mnemonics.
‘Letters and Sounds’ is designed to teach children how the alphabet works for reading, writing and spelling. ‘Letters and Sounds’ is designed as a time limited programme of phonics. It works on securing fluent word and sound recognition skills for reading and writing by the end of Key Stage One and as an intervention in Key Stage Two.