The ability to read and write well is a vital skill for all children. When the children enter the Foundation Stage class they take part in high-quality phonics sessions every day using the Jolly Phonics programme. These are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and games where the emphasis is on children’s active participation. Each sound has an action to help pupils remember the letter it represents.
Our school handwriting style is cursive to help with the fluency of writing and to improve spelling. Every letter has a ‘directional rhyme’ to help the children to remember the correct letter formation.