What is Phonics?
Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Teaching children to blend the sounds of letters together helps them decode unfamiliar or unknown words by sounding them out. 


At Sidlesham Primary School we have recently implemented a new Phonics scheme called Fun Phonics, taking account of the latest advice and guidance to schools by the DFE. 

Reading books are closely matched to the children's phonics ability and they also take home a challenge book in order to read for pleasure. Reading schemes that the school uses include Project-X, Big Cat and Oxford Reading Tree.