Phonics at Donisthorpe Primary School
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 follow the synthetic phonics approach, using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. It is an approach to teaching phonics in which individual letters or letter sounds are blended to form groups of letters or sounds, and those groups are then blended to form complete words.
Reading at Donisthorpe Primary School
We use the Oxford Reading Tree. This provides a variety of fiction and non–fiction books to develop children’s reading range. Children learn to read at different rates. Once they finish the reading scheme, we encourage them to become ‘free readers’ and choose their own books.
At Donisthorpe, we have designed a curriculum that equips our children with the skills and personal qualities necessary to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life. We will provide a curriculum which aims for all children to:
At Donisthorpe, we encourage a view of learning that will:
In addition, we guarantee that children will:
In EYFS and Key Stage 1
EYFS Phonics Workshop 2017