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Phonics

At Bushey Heath Primary School, we use Essential Letters and Sounds, a complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP), to teach phonics. We use a systematic approach for teaching children to read using phonics to ensure that all children have access to high-quality, daily phonics teaching. We combine the Letters and Sounds programme with a wide range of expertly aligned, high-quality, fully decodable reading books and engaging interactive resources. This gives all children a solid base upon which to build their reading skills as they progress through school as well as helping children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information. 

An introduction to Essential Letters and Sounds

Essential Letters and Sounds Support Materials: 

Use the videos below as a guide to correctly pronouncing each pure sound. 

Phase 2 sounds: https://vimeo.com/641445921/9382cf6db0 

Phase 3 sounds: https://vimeo.com/642342878/59d233684c 

To compliment the Essential Letters and Sounds Programme, we assign weekly decodable books from the Oxford Owl eBook Library for children to read at home with an adult. 

Log In Portal: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students#

Parent Support for Oxford Owl eBook Library:  

https://support.oxfordowl.co.uk/category/parent-support/helping-your-child-use-oxford-owl/