We believe that deaf children are able to learn to read and write fluently and that the teaching of phonics is crucial to this development and needs to start in the early years.
In the Deaf Provision we use ‘Floppy’s Phonics’. This takes the form of a Teacher led interactive whiteboard lesson which is followed the next day by a worksheet lesson. The worksheet lesson reinforces the sound being taught, as well as words that contain that sound and the skills to segment and blend words. Children have opportunities to understand and see new vocabulary through these lessons, the skills to identify that sound within the word, and where the sound is made through visual phonics.