Our Phonics Intent
Phonics is the essential body of knowledge we need for reading and spelling in an alphabetic writing system such as English. At Wood End Park Academy, we are passionate about Phonics teaching because we are absolutely committed to our children becoming fluent readers and skilled writers. We believe that children who can read and write easily are more likely to love reading and writing. Teaching Phonics is about teaching children the basic mechanics of reading and spelling: once these become automatic, children are able to put all of their energy into the higher order skills of comprehension and composition.