Phonic teaching is an important part of Literacy skills. At Ruislip Gardens Primary School, we aim to teach children fluent word reading skills and provide a good foundation in spelling. Phonics teaching involves showing children the sounds of letters (not the letter names) and how these sounds can be blended together to make words. For example, the word 'cat' is a decodable word because the letter sounds can be blended together.
c - a - t = cat
We teach Phonics using a government scheme called 'Letters and Sounds'. This is organised into six Phonic phases which your child progresses through as their reading ability improves. Phases 1-4 are usually taught in Reception, a recap of phase 3-5 in Year 1 and Phase 6 in Year 2. Children move to the each new phase when they can confidently read and write using these sounds.
Here are the sounds and words taught in each phase:
The school follows the Letters and Sounds programme:
At Ruislip Gardens we enjoy playing lots of fast paced games including phonic jenga, pairs, twister, snap and cross the river. Here are some fun activities you could make and play at home!
Useful phonic links
- https://www.phonicsbloom.com (play now games)
- Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Resources for you to support your child with reading at home:
Phonics for EYFS and KS1
Teach your Monster to Read
Green Eggs and Ham
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.