Systematic Synthetic Phonics
We believe that it is fundamental to teach Systematic Synthetic Phonics so that pupils have the skills they need to be able to read. We aim for children at Green Lane to be inspired to have a love of reading throughout their school journey and beyond into adulthood. The English language is such a difficult language to learn with the many different ways to make the same sounds from different letters or combinations of letters. By teaching our children to read through a phonic approach we aim to nurture pupils so they develop into confident readers with a willingness to have a go. This will help pupils to become proficient readers who can in turn immerse themselves within the wider curriculum and enjoy and achieve in their learning.
Systematic Synthetic Phonics is a method of teaching children to read and write. Phonics is the learning to read method used in Primary Schools in the UK. There are many different schemes available to teach phonics. At Green Lane we have widely researched a range of published schemes and have been trained extensively on the teaching of phonics. The team at Green Lane have worked together to produce our own unique phonics programme, Seashore Phonics.
Seashore Phonics supports the effective teaching of systematic synthetic phonics within EYFS, Key Stage 1 and beyond. We believe it enables all children to become confident, independent, interested and passionate early readers. We provide an approach that we believe is creative and inspires children to have a love for reading.
Seashore Phonics was developed at Green Lane by our Early Years and Phonics Lead. We identified that the programmes we were using weren’t achieving the high standards we wanted for our children, so we created a fully bespoke programme tailored to the needs of our children and designed to grab their interest from the moment they enter our school. Since then our phonics results have improved with the school surpassing the national average.
Seashore Phonics has been created to help children learn to read and spell in a creative and fun approach. Hartley Bear in the main character and he lives in a seaside town called Bryden Bay. Hartley Bear is a phoneme finder. Each day Hartley Bear and the children go on adventures and discover new sounds in a creative and practical way. This is followed by a discrete phonics lesson that focuses purely on the teaching of that phoneme.
Green Lane’s Systematic Synthetic Phonics Lead is Mrs Nic Linsley
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