All pupils are taught Systematic Synthetic Phonics through an adapted version of the Read, Write Inc programme. Phonics is an approach which teaches children to recognise letters (graphemes) and their associated sounds (phonemes). It is also known as alphabetic phonics and involves breaking the word down into the smallest units of sound. So, for example the word “stand” has 5 sounds s/t/a/n/d.

At Hayfield, pupils continue to learn phonics until they are confidently able to segment and blend words involving all set 1-3 complex speed sounds (explained further on the parent support phonics page). We use 4 different versions of the Read, Write Inc programme throughout the school to ensure progression:

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For more information about phonics and how to help your child at home, please see our parent information page:

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