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Phonics books and the new Ofsted Framework

Under the new Ofsted Framework, how pupils are taught to read is being prioritised as a key inspection activity in primary schools.

Phonics teaching plays a crucial part in ensuring that children are equipped with the skills they need to access the curriculum as a whole, and schools are expected to have a ‘sharp focus’ on making sure that children have sufficient phonics knowledge, language comprehension and communication skills. Schools’ phonics teaching must match – and aim to exceed – the expectations of the English National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals.

Schools must show:

  • ‘Rigorous and systematic’ teaching of synthetic phonics from the beginning
    of Reception
  • Clear expectations of pupils’ phonics progress term by term from Reception
    to Year 2
  • That pupils have plenty of opportunities to practise reading and re-reading the grapheme-phoneme correspondences they have learned

Structured teaching shouldn’t take away from the importance of reading for pleasure – in fact the two should go hand-in-hand. Schools should also be reading a wide range of texts aloud to pupils in the classroom, including stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction to nurture a love of reading.

Download our guide to Phonics - supporting you with the new Ofsted Framework (PDF)

View our new phonics book packs.

Get up to 40% off selected phonics books until 31st July 2020.

 

 

 

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