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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God





We follow the Monster phonics scheme. Foundation Stage and KS1 children are taught a discrete phonics lesson every day. We measure progress across Foundation Stage and Year 1 to ensure that children are well prepared for the year 1 Phonics Screening, which takes place in late June. In year 2 we continue with phonics to further skills and embed previous learning. In KS2, where children still require additional phonics input, this is usually given by skilled teaching assistants in small groups. As well as discrete phonics lessons, children are encouraged to apply their phonic knowledge in their reading and writing across the curriculum. In KS2, phonics teaching is changed to spelling strategy work through a programme called Support for Spelling. Year 6 children are assessed through a national Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test.


Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School