At SVP we follow the principles set out in the Simple View of Reading Model. This demonstrates 2 priorities when it comes to learning to read, these are -
1) Word Recognition
2) Language Comprehension
High quality phonics teaching is a vital component of this model. At SVP all children from Nursery through to Year 2 (and beyond if required) are taught phonics every day.
When is phonics taught?
Nursery - children in Nursery engage in phonics activities throughout the day , both in focused activities, in the routines of the day and when working in the provision with adults.
Reception - children in Reception have their phonics direct teaching input at 11.00am each day
Year 1 and 2 - children in Key Stage 1 have their phonics direct teaching input at 9.05am each day