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At Brockholes we follow the National Curriculum. You can view all the individual year group Topic Webs if you hover over the Curriculum tab and choose your child's year group.
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Phonics and Reading
Children are introduced Monster Phonics in Reception and this, together with phonetically correct books, are the basis for their reading work in Key Stage 1. Phonics learning plays a major part in our teaching of reading.
Children are taught to read on an individual basis in one to one reading sessions with a teaching adult and during group, guided reading sessions as well as whole class sessions.
Children are encouraged to read with their parents at home and fill in the reading record. When children read at home they make more progress.
Phonics – Children have daily phonics lessons from the start of Reception until the end of Year 2, so that they will develop fluent word reading skills and have good foundations in spelling. During the sessions the children learn how to sound out and then blend the sounds together in order to read unfamiliar words quickly and accurately. They also learn how to segment a word into its different sounds in order to spell it.
Monster Phonics is a DfE Approved whole-class Systematic Synthetic Phonics Scheme with Decodable Books for children in Reception and Key Stage 1. It is also used as an intervention in Key Stages 1 and 2. Monster Phonics teaches children to read by enabling them to identify the individual graphemes (letter combinations) and blend the sounds (phonemes) together to read the word. It is a fun way to teach phonics, since it is multi-sensory. Sounds are categorised into ten colour groups, and each colour has a corresponding monster character. Monster Phonics is a highly advanced multisensory scheme. This creates interest and engagement from the children.
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