We use Bug Club Phonics  to teach phonics to our pupils. This approach is called SSP which stands  for Systematic Synthetic Phonics. It 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. 
Phonics begins in preschool where children take part in activities such as listening for: 
  • Environmental sounds.
  • Instrumental sounds.
  • Body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping)
  • Rhythm and rhyme.
  • Alliteration.
  • Voice sounds.
  • Oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes 'dog')
In Reception and Year One  Year One, pupils are taught the alphabetic code through daily Bug Club phonics lessons  before undertaking the statutory National Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year One. 
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