Our approach to phonics, cursive handwriting, e books for EYFS

The provision of high quality phonics sessions for children in KS1 is crucial in teaching children how to learn to read and write successfully.

At Freshford we use Letters and Sounds, Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics to teach the children on a daily basis. The sessions are fast-paced and interactive and provide an introduction onto which children build their phonic knowledge.

Below are links to some useful websites to help you support your child at home, including how to pronounce each grapheme. Below also are a Phonics for Parents presentation, which explains the programme in more detail, and a leaflet which includes some games and activities you might like to do with your child.


How to say the sounds of letters in Synthetic Phonics

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds

Letter and sound games PDF

Phonics powerpoint for parents

E Books for extra reading


Handwriting (Continuous cursive beginners)