Teaching phonics - the basics

Something to think about

  • How can teachers and teaching assistants encourage children to apply newly learned phonic knowledge immediately and repeatedly so that they develop automaticity in terms of transferring and applying phonics across a range of tasks and subjects?
  • How is children’s progress monitored in your school? In particular, how quickly are children who don’t seem to be making sense of phonics instruction noticed, and what types of support are they offered?