F1 – Nursery
During their time in Nursery, children focus on Phase 1 phonics. This phase concentrates on children’s speaking and listening skills and lays the foundation for them to become successful readers and writers as they move up the school. Our priority in Nursery is to get children ‘tuned in’ to the sounds around them and develop their oral blending and segmenting skills. We embed our phonics learning throughout our provision and adults playfully lead small group sessions for the children to join. We further support children with the foundations for phonics through our skilful interactions.
In ‘foundations for phonics’ we concentrate on the following aspects:
- General sound discrimination – environmental, instrumental and body percussion.
- Rhythm and rhyme
- Voice sounds
- Oral blending and segmenting.