Phonics sessions are taught daily at Ravenor from the beginning of the Foundation Stage to the end of Year 2. At Ravenor, we follow the Bug Club Scheme of work. This scheme is grouped into phases and pupils progress from phase 1 to phase 6, with pupils being taught in groups. Children start by talking about and exploring sounds. They then develop an understanding of what graphemes and phonemes are and they use this knowledge to help them with their reading and writing.
At Ravenor, phonics is taught in a very interactive and fun way; interactive resources and games are used to support the children. Children are given the opportunity to rehearse sounds verbally and record them in their writing. Phonics sessions are structured to build on previous learning and introduce new phonics skills and subject knowledge. Sessions follow the revisit/review, teach, practise and apply model. Sessions are planned to include opportunities for development of speaking and listening, reading and writing.
All children, in FS2, Y1 and Y2 are provided with their own log in details so they can access Bug Club at home. If you do not have your child’s log in details, please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of the admin team.