Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

Phonics and Early Reading

We believe that teaching reading is fundamental to becoming lifelong learners.  At our school we follow the nationally recognised scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  This is used as the basis of our daily synthetic phonic lessons in Early Years and KS1.We believe that phonic skills need to be developed in a systematic way, based on a stage approach. The programme focuses on securing word recognition skills, essential for children to decode (read) and encode (spell) words accurately.

High quality texts are important for children to access freely.  We have a school wide approach called ERIC which stands for everyone reads in class; at the end of each school day is a dedicated time to share a text.

Children who are early readers access a host of high quality texts as well as looking at the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. 

Phonics Information Afternoon: 15/10/2019

- Fordham Phonics Presentation

- Fordham Phonics Booklet for Parents

- Please refer to our Phonics Policy for further information. 

Click here to find a useful guide for parents who wish to find out more about phonics, how it is taught in classrooms and how you can best help your child at home.

Letters and Sounds: Information about our phonics programme

Mr.Thorne does phonics - Watch the video below to listen to how to pronounce each phonics sound:


Phonics Play: More phonic games and ideas to practice with your child