Phonics and Reading (Remote Teaching)

Phonics and Reading (Remote Teaching)

Our Phonics and Reading teaching offer during Remote Learning in KS1 and Reception


Each day, a Phonics, Reading and Writing lesson plan is uploaded to FROG - our Virtual Learning Environment. 

Handwriting and letter formation can be completed using the ‘Doorway Online’ programme, this is a web based resource that allows the children to develop their formation. It allows the children to trace the letters with their fingers on a tablet, as well as demonstrating the correct position to start from. Formation sheets are also available at all times, and class teachers will remind children, if necessary, during the course of marking and feedback.

Parents upload their child’s work, alongside any comments, to our learning journey platform ‘Tapestry’. This allows teachers to give feedback and support both children and parents with how to complete a task or how to move the learning on, when this is appropriate.

All extra resources are placed on FROG so that parents can find everything in the same place.

Years 1 and 2

Each day a Phonics lesson video is uploaded to FROG in Year 1 and Year 2. For Year 2 children, they can use the Accelerated Reader online resource, this allows children to read books they already have at home and then complete a quiz on them, to check their understanding of the text. The Oxford Owl online resource can also be used to read other books too. Any children who are finding the sites difficult to navigate or need some more books, simply e-mail the class teacher and the books are delivered to their home.

If you have any queries regarding the teaching of Reading and Phonics whilst we are teaching remotely please contact our Deputy Head and Early Years Lead, Mrs Austin