Phonics

Phonics
 
At Windmill Hill Academy, our phonics teaching scheme is 'Letters and Sounds'. This systematic phonics scheme supports our reading and writing in Foundation, Year One and Year Two. From Year Two onwards the school teaches spelling and grammar using the Babcock materials.
 
Please note, due to Covid-19 school closures, Year 1s did not take their Phonics Screening Check in the Summer term. Therefore, they are required to take it in the Autumn 2 half term 2020.
 
 
KS1 Reading Scheme
 
Bug Club (by Pearson) is the reading scheme which is used in Year F, 1 and 2 (where appropriate) All books are fully decodable and in line with the phonics taught using Letters and Sounds. Not only do the children have a good selection of books to read within school, they are also able to access the books and quizzes through Active Learn (which is an online version).