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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Primary School

Let no one ever come to us without leaving feeling better and happier.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Primary School

Let no one ever come to us without leaving feeling better and happier.

Phonics

Welcome to phonics

We aim for all children to read well, quickly. 

 

Children who are good at reading do more of it: they learn more, about all sorts of things, and their expanded vocabulary, gained from their reading, increases their ease of access to more reading. Conversely, those for whom reading is difficult fall behind, not just in their reading but in all subjects and a vicious circle develops.

This is why the national curriculum says: It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (The Reading Framework)

To teach phonics in our school we use Essential Letters and Sounds.

 

ELS teaches children to read using a systematic synthetic phonics approach. It is designed to be used as part of an early learning environment that is rich in talk and story, where children experience the joy of books and language whilst rapidly acquiring the skills to become fluent independent readers and writers.

 

ELS teaches children to:

• decode by identifying each sound within a word and blending them together to read fluently

• encode by segmenting each sound to write words accurately

Tuesday 24th May: Visit to school from Dog Trust for Year 2 – 6/Tempest photography in school for class photographs (full uniform to be worn)/Year 4 walk to the River Darwen /Wednesday 25th May:We will be celebrating May as the month of Mary. We ask anyone that can, to bring a flower to present to Mary, thank you/ Thursday 26th May: Celebration party for the Queens Platinum Jubilee/Friday 27th May: Non uniform day/ School closes for half term at 3.20pm
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