At Broomfield Primary School we recognise how important the development of early reading is. To support children in making the best progress they can in phonics, we use a programme called Anima Phonics: Letters and Sounds Updated, as a basis for our phonics teaching. This is a government validated SSP (Systematic Synthetic Phonics) Programme. It is designed to systematically help children to develop the decoding skills they need to become fluent and confident readers. The Anima Phonics Programme aims to 'captivate children and make phonics the highlight of every day.' It doing so, it helps children to make the best start in becoming life-long readers.
Each new sound is introduced through a song or poem, with a corresponding mnemonic action and animal mascot.
How we teach children to read (see attachment below)
The Core principles of teaching phonics (see attachment below)
Terminology (see attachment below)
Top Tips (see attachment below)
The Mnemonic System (see attachment below)
Order of Progression (also see attachment below)
Foundation Stage - Phase 2, 3 and 4
Year 1 - Phase 5
Year 2 - Phase 6
The children's learning continues at home with Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 taking home phonically decodable books which match the teaching and learning in school. Supporting tasks are also provided, when appropriate. The children also take home 'sharing books', which support the ethos of 'reading for pleasure'.