A good knowledge of phonics is important when preparing children to be accurate when spelling. At Berkswich, children will systematically learn sounds and how to build words and break them down. We want children to be independent and confident spellers; phonics knowledge will give them the tools to achieve this. The websites below give more information for parents as well as games to help children practise their phonics skills.
Once the children have learnt their phase two phonics in school, then they will take home a Garden Spelling Book. The children will need to learn to read the words in each set, before they learn to spell them.