Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Phonics Policy


The aim of this policy is to ensure that a consistent ‘whole school’ approach is applied to the teaching of phonics. The principle objectives of the teaching and learning of phonics are to enable all children to access reading at an age appropriate level. In order for this to happen we need to ensure:

  • Consistency in the approach to teaching phonics throughout EYFS and KS1 and KS2 where appropriate;
  • Rigorous planning, assessment and tracking;
  • Quality first teaching that is lively, interactive and investigative.
  • All staff are experts;
  • Pupils to apply their phonic skills in all curriculum areas.
  • That all children are able to read by the age of six.
Good quality phonic teaching secures the skills of word recognition and decoding which allow children to read fluently. This will result in children being able to read for pleasure and develop comprehension skills. These phonic skills need to be taught systematically.

Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Headteacher : Gareth Allen

Tavistock Road | Laindon | Basildon | Essex | SS15 5QF

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