Phonics at Worthington School
At Worthington Primary School we use Essential Letters and Sounds as the basis of our phonics teaching.
ELS stands for "Essential Letters and Sounds".
In distilling Letters and Sounds to it's purest form, to ensure every phonics lesson has the highest quality teaching possible, we have created an SSP where only the essential elements are used. The name reflects the key principles of the programme, simplicity and consistency.
Getting all children to read well, quickly.
In pursuit of this aim, we have ensured that there is minimal opportunity for cognitive overload and a robust structure in place for the teaching of phonics. This gives the children the opportunity to not only practice but to overlearn, ensuring that they are all accessing learning. This was developed by teachers, for teachers with teaching in mind.
Yes, our programme is published by Oxford University Press and supported by their comprehensive set of fully decodable books. Oxford University Press' Wordsparks, Project X, Hero Academy and Little Blending Books have been expertly matched to each week of teaching.
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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