What is phonics?
Phonics is simply the system of relationships between letters and sounds in a language. When your child learns that the letter C has the sound of 'c' or your older child learns that 'tion' sounds like 'shun', they are learning phonics.
Here at Starks Field Primary School we use the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic programme.
Why is phonics important?
Learning phonics will help your children learn to read and spell. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help your child decode words as they read. Knowing phonics will also help your child know which letters to use as they write words.
Play the below video for information on what phonics are and how to practise the sounds with your children. They will be learning about phonics from Nursery and will be improving their phonic understanding through their reading.
Help with phonics
Workshops run throughout the year
- Phonics Breakfast Event for Year 1 pupils and families - How we teach phonics at Starks Field.
Dates for these workshops will be sent out to you closer to the time. You can also speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information.
Watch how we teach phonics at Starks Field in the videos below.