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Phonics- which phase to start on on, halfway through kinder/reception?

Discussion in 'English' started by catdog74, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. catdog74

    catdog74 New commenter

    Hi, I am a Kindergarten ( on reception/foundation? teacher from Australia. I am starting the UK Letters and sounds program, for a more intensive phonics approach, however it is already halfway through our school year. I have already taught the letter/sounds via the Jolly Phonics program. My question is, do I begin at the start of Phase 2 or towards the end of phase 2? We have not used such a structured, intensive approach before and my gut feeling is start right at the start of the program. Thoughts?
  2. nicebutdim23

    nicebutdim23 New commenter

    It depends where your children are at really. If the have solid knowledge of the beginning part then ok but if not you might need to just start from the beginning
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    What about Letters And Sounds makes you feel it is an intensive, structured program? I've never thought of it as anything more than a collection of ideas of how to teach phonics - similar to Jolly Phonics (which you say you have already used).

    If your children already know the initial 44 phonemes/graphemes taught in Jolly Phonics, what would the point be in teaching them again?

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