Intent of Phonics at Quainton

Here at Quainton School, we aim to create a love for Reading, Writing and Spelling through the consistent approach of Phonics teaching. We want every child to leave the school with the skills of an outstanding reader, writer and speller.


Implementation of  Phonics at Quainton

We have introduced this September a new DFE validated phonics scheme - Rocket Phonics.  The scheme will allow for fidelity across Reception and KS1.

This complements our reading scheme, Reading Planet , ensuring that children are allocated books that match their phonics knowledge taught in class. The books children bring home to read are intended to be used to practise the reading skills we teach in school. Children should be able to read their reading book mostly independently, they should not find it too challenging. Please talk to your child about their book and discuss any unfamiliar words as well as listen to them read it. The Reading Planet books have suggested questions on the inside cover. You may also wish to encourage your child to read their book more than once - this is a really good way to improve their fluency and expression.    



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To help parents with the correct pronunciation of sounds we have included video clips related to the level that your child is working at. If you are unsure please refer to the back of their reading books for the correct level.

A guide to Phonics Screening   press the link to find out interesting information about the phonics screening test.