“Words are the only things that last forever.” (William Hazlitt)
At Bassett House, a love of reading is established by using a combination of the most effective reading programmes aimed at teaching phonics in a fun, engaging and child-friendly way. We use a ‘teach, practise, apply’ lesson approach aimed to cater for all learning styles.
We ensure children gain a secure understanding of phonics right from age 3 by reading with each child every day through to the end of year 2 and allowing them to progress at their own pace. There is a phonics coordinator who oversees the teaching of phonics through the early years and key stage 1.