Phonics is a body of knowledge that is necessary for children to learn to read and spell. The term ‘synthetic’ phonics refers to the verb ‘synthesise’ meaning ‘to combine’. Children need to understand how the ‘alphabetic code’ of English represents the sounds (phonemes) of the language with single letters and groups of letters (graphemes).
At Thornborough we use the 'Monster Phonics' scheme. Evidence shows that teaching phonics is the best way to teach children to read, that is why, at Thornborough, we hold our phonics teaching with very high regard and ensure we prioritise and deliver quality teaching and learning to all our children.