At St Mark's we are now following the Sounds Write phonics programme. This is a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme that we chose from an approved Government list. Mrs Price, Mrs Poole and Ms Kelsey undertook the training in the summer term and Mrs Price and Mrs Poole are now implementing it in their classrooms. Although mostly aimed at Early Years and KS1, we will be rolling it out across the whole school with Miss Button to undertake her training after half term. Teaching assistants are also receiving trainin and it will be used as an intervention for KS2 children as well. It is a thorough and effective scheme that Mrs Price and Mrs Poole are already seeing results from!
If you were unable to attend last week's parent's phonics workshop, then please see the presentation that Mrs Price gave, below...
Sounds Write parent course
If you would like to know more about how to support your children with their reading and phonics, then these two, short, free courses would be very helpful.