Fast Track Phonics
Through phonics, children will develop key skills to help them achieve as readers and writers. Most pupils will reach the expected level of understanding through following our systematic daily phonics programme (Letters and Sounds). However, some children may have more difficulty in acquiring these skills and for these children a phonics catch up programme may be required.
Fast Track Phonics has been developed by the Lancashire Literacy Team to support children in Year 2 who did not achieve the expected level in the Year 1 Phonics Check. It is designed to address gaps in learning and is intended to be run in addition to the quality daily phonics teaching. We may identify children in other year groups who we feel would benefit from the programme.
Fast Track phonics is a 14 week programme which focuses on the key skills of all good phonics programmes which are:
- Letter to sound correspondence.
- Blending sounds to support reading.
- Breaking words into sounds to support writing.
- Blending and breaking as reversible processes.