Forestdale Primary School

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The Teaching of Phonics

At Forestdale Primary School early reading is taught using synthetic phonics as the main approach to reading. The school follows the government published programme 'Revised Letters and Sounds'.   The Letters and Sounds programme is separated into Phases - your child's teacher will be able to tell you which Phase your child is currently working on.


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children take part in daily phonic lessons delivered with a visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach to engage all learners at the appropriate level. Lessons are well paced, highly engaging and require all children to be active participants in their learning. Phonic lessons follow the structure of: 
   • Revisit/review
   • Teach
   • Practise
   • Apply


Below, you will find links to our pages for each Phase. For each Phase there is a brief explanation of what is taught.

Useful websites to help with your child's phonics


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark