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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Phase 5

Supersonic Phonics Scheme: The Higher Levels of Phonics 5c & 5b


Choose to Use and Switch It

The Higher Levels of Phonics teaches children the concept that there are more than one spelling for a sound that they hear in a word.  With the help of Choose to Use Suze, they will find out all about 'sounds the same but looks different' and cool and not so cool choose to use spelling rules for the 44 sounds of the English Language.


With the help of Switch it Mitch, they will also find out all about 'looks the same, sounds different' and switch it spelling sounds where one spelling can make up to 2 different sounds in words.  Children will learn their tricky words with Tess and nonsense words with Nan.


At the end of this phase:

  • Children will be able to choose to use the spellings of the 44 sounds of the English language.
  • They will also be able to switch spellings and sounds for alternative pronunciations.
  • They will be able to read decodable texts with The Basics to The Higher Levels spellings including adjacent consonants and make more accurate attempts in their further stages of spelling in their writing journey.

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