Following a review of the teaching and learning of phonics within EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2, we have decided to introduce a new scheme to enhance teaching and learning within school. Our new scheme is called Monster Phonics - this is a multi-sensory phonics programme.
Different to any other scheme, Monster Phonics uses colour to consistently code for key graphemes in English. Colour shows children how to pronounce the most difficult aspects of reading. It is unique in that it uses character (monster) phoneme cues and colour coding to represent the long vowel sounds, silent letters and tricky letters. With Monster Phonics, spellings are more memorable, and learning to read and spell becomes exciting and fun!
Please see the attached letter for more information.
Monster Phonics Pure Speech Sounds - YouTube video
https://monsterphonics.com/ - website link
TALK THROUGH STORIES
At Salterhebble, we use Talk Through Stories in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is designed to extend and deepen children's vocabulary so that they can understand the books they will soon be able tor read for themselves. In story time, we help children to get to know the story really well: the plot, the characters and their actions in motives. In vocabulary time, we explore eight words from the story. These words have been specifically selected to develop children's understanding of each work in the context of their everyday lives.
At Salterhebble we believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time at Salterhebble. We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We believe that all pupils should be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their writing, in part by developing a neat, joined handwriting style. We believe that all good writers refine and edit their writing over time, so we want children to develop independence in being able to identify their own areas for improvement in all pieces of writing, editing their work effectively during and after the writing process.