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Anima Phonics

We teach our children how to read using synthetic phonics.

What is phonics?

Phonics is a system that links letters to sounds. It is the recommended way to teach children how to read in schools in England.

How do we teach phonics at Moira?

Amina Phonics is based on the Government 'Letters and Sounds' document. The DfE guidance for this document can be found below. The only difference is that it uses a different teaching progression, as this has been proven to support children in gaining reading skills.


How often will my child be taught about phonics?

Your child will have a phonics lesson each day in Reception and Year One. The sessions are approximately 20 minutes long. You might be surprised at the fast pace in which the new sounds are introduced but this is to enable children to begin to read words quickly.


How can I help my child with phonics?

Reading with your child on a daily basis. In addition, there are lots of websites that have wonderful phonics activities that your child can access.