Welcome to our curriculum page about phonics. Mrs Gibson is the Phonics Leader for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Here at Downholland Haskayne C.E. Primary School, we teach phonics through the Red Rose scheme. 

We have adopted the Red Rose phonics scheme to ensure that systematic, synthetic approach to phonics teaching. It is split into six phases, from starting to learn about sounds in EYFS to becoming fluent readers.
The phonic approach encourages us to directly link letters (graphemes) to sounds (phonemes), and to teach children pure sounds like ah, b, k when encountering the alphabet (instead of letter names). So, children learn how to put sounds represented by letters or letter groups (like ch or igh) together to read words in a more straightforward way. 

Red Rose Phonics