At Birch Copse, we firmly believe that all of our children can become fluent readers and writers, the direct teaching of which, starts with Phonics. From Reception, children follow the ‘Supersonic Phonic Friends’ scheme of learning, which is a Department for Education validated systematic and synthetic phonics programme. The programme ensures that children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
Below, we have included some resources that you might find useful to help you understand what is taught at school so you can help at home. The video is Tami Reis-Frankfort, a Reading specialist and trainer, demonstrating how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code. These are the sounds the children use when learning to read. Below that, there is a collection of PDFs. One introducing the characters used in the Phonics programme, a parent workshop and a resource for each step of the Super Sonic Phonic Friends scheme that we use at Birch Copse.
We hope you find these resources useful.