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 Letters and Sounds. The Sounds and Letters resources are fully matched to the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme and are further supported in school by our own Fuzzy Wugg phonics lessons. Floppy's Phonics stories used in reception and year 1 enable your child to improve their word recognition skills and language comprehension. They fit in with our existing Oxford Reading Tree stories and other book banded schemes enabling your child to build confidence by providing opportunities to practise decoding skills within a familiar setting.
Please take time to visit some of the links below and watch the supporting video if you are not confident with the pronunciation of pure letter sounds.
The correct pronunciation is vital. Please look at the link to ensure you are reflecting what your children learn in school.
The video below will explain the alphabetic code and demonstrate correct pronunciation of pure letter sounds.