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Phonics Milestones - What do we expect when?

Our phonics is deliberately fast-paced and snappy, and we strongly believe that the vast majority of children learn to read through the application of a high quality, systematic, synthetic phonics programme. Systematic refers to the order in which the sounds are introduced (see What are the Phases?), while synthetic comes from the word synthesise, meaning to combine (put the sounds together).

We follow a termly overview throughout EFYS and Year 1 which establishes what is taught when. This ensures that we stay on track in our delivery of phonics, and also build in a little time for any reinforcement of sounds that are not yet secure.

You can view the OWPS Termly Phonics Overview by clicking on the link below.