EYFS Literacy

Literacy is one of the four specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), made up of:

Reading – using phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately; reading and understanding simple sentences and some common irregular words; demonstrating understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Writing – using phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds; writing some irregular common words and simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others; spelling some words correctly and others phonetically plausible.

Writing is also linked with Physical Development – ‘handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing’.

PHONICS:

Letters and Sounds is a six-phase teaching programme designed to help practitioners and teachers teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling:

LETTERS AND SOUNDS

Jolly Phonics is used alongside Letters and Sounds as a multi-sensory and fun approach to teaching and learning phonics:

JOLLY PHONICS

TIPS ON HEARING YOUR CHILD READ