Phonics at West Horndon Primary School
At West Horndon Primary School, we believe that reading is the bedrock for all academic learning, and a vital skill for ongoing achievement, fulfilment and communication. Therefore, it is imperative that children are given the best start in their reading journey, which we deliver through our phonics teaching. Essential Letters and Sounds is a DfE approved systematic synthetic phonics programme which is designed to teach children how to read through the act of decoding and blending.
We provide consistent teaching, giving opportunities for repetition and practice on a daily basis. Reading books will be selected by teachers to match the sounds that are currently being taught, in order that parents can support their children in consolidating learning.
Please visit https://essentiallettersandsounds.org/ for full details.