At Settle CE Primary School we teach 'Synthetic Phonics' using the Letters and Sounds programme. The children are introduced to this in our Nursery and Reception Classes and children progress through the phases during Key Stage 1. They learn how to read and spell words using their phonic knowledge. We use a wide range of teaching techniques and resources in our daily phonics sessions. In addition to the Letters and Sounds programme we also use 'Jolly Phonics'.
We also encourage pupils to learn words 'by sight'. These words are the common words that are not easy to build up using phonic methods (the tricky words!) and need to be practised until they are instantly recognisable.
Our children also have access to a class library which has a wide range of different texts.