At John Cross Primary School we have a focused and systematic approach to the teaching of phonics.
On this page we aim to share with parents some useful tips and resources that will help you while reading with your child at home. Please take some time to watch the short video clips and use the linked resources and pages to support your child at home.
At John Cross we use the comprehensive synthetic phonics programme, Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters, developed by phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite to systematically teach and practise letter sounds and reading. Floppy's Phonics stories used in reception and year 1 enable children to improve their word recognition skills and language comprehension. They fit in with our existing Oxford Reading Tree stories and other reading scheme books which have all been carefully levelled to match the phonics programme. This ensures books are closely aligned to children's phonic knowledge and therefore provide opportunities to practise decoding skills using books that match the level of phonics that children are working within.
The correct pronunciation is vital. Please follow the link below to ensure you are aware of how your children are taught in school.
The videos will demonstrate the correct pronunciation of pure letter sounds.