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What Is Phonics and Why Does It Matter for Your Child?

4 February 2020
What Is Phonics and Why Does It Matter for Your Child?

The term ‘phonics’ refers to the method we use for teaching our pupils how to make the sounds of the words they read. It is the basis of literacy and an essential part of all our pupils’ early development.

For our children to develop the phonics skills they need to succeed in their education, they also need to be practising at home.

That’s why we’re inviting parents with children in reception or year 1 to our phonics information evening in the school hall between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. tomorrow night, Wednesday 5th February.

During the session, our early years foundation stage leader and phonics lead, Allison Ball, will explain the importance of phonics.

Parents and carers will learn all about the phonics screening check and be provided with resources and tips to help their children develop their early literacy skills at home. Mrs Ball will also be answering any questions parents may have.

For children to effectively develop their skills, it is important that they learn both in and out of school. It is our job at The Manor to give parents and carers the advice and resources they need to help their children at home.

We look forward to seeing you all there. It is sure to be an informative and valuable event for everyone involved.

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