At Lime Tree, we use phonics as a teaching approach across the whole school from Early Years- Year 6.
In Early Years and Key Stage One, this is used as part of the teaching of early reading and writing; in Key Stage Two this approach is used for teaching of spelling.
We have developed our own phonics progression from Early Years – Year 6. The progression in EYFS and KS1 works alongside the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme for clear progression of phonic skills.
The progression from the end of Year 2 and in KS2 is linked directly with the ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ programme, using phonics strategies to break down words in order to learn spelling rules.