Phonics at Trinity Primary School
At Trinity Primary School we believe that the teaching of Phonics plays a key role in helping children learn to read, write and spell. We follow the Sounds~Write Phonics Scheme which is a high-quality systematically programme. Through a rigorous phonics curriculum, we ensure pupils develop the skills and knowledge they need to develop as confident readers, being able to read for pleasure, undertake research and develop their comprehension skills. Sounds~Write phonics also teaches children how to spell words and this helps them to become confident writers.
There are four Key concepts that we teach to all the pupils, these are:
1. Letters are symbols (spellings) that represent sounds.
2. A sound may be spelled by one, two, three or four letter
dog street night dough
3. The same sounds can be spelled in more than one way.
rain break gate stay
4. Many spellings can represent more than one sound
head seat break
There are three Key skills that we teach to all pupils, these are:
Phonics is taught on a daily basis and children are encouraged to be actively involved in their learning.