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Synthetic Phonics

Ulladulla Public School uses the synthetic phonics approach to teaching literacy.  We are so fortunate to have Instructional Leader - Literacy, Kim Peters, at UPS and Kim will be hosting several videos to support our parents in understanding the approach we have taken to literacy and give you a glimpse into what we do and why we do it.

We started the synthetic phonics program with our Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students, and 2021 is the first time our Stage 2 students have been involved in the program as we look at learning new literacy behaviours.  The program will extend to Stage 3 in 2022, meaning that our whole school will be taught literacy in a focussed and consistent way.  This has many benefits for our students as there is no unlearning and relearning each year; transitions to the next year will be fluid; each child receives instruction at their level (after the initial testing is completed).

Our first video explains in a general way what synthetic phonics is.  The second video in the series will outline the specific components of the synthetic phonics program we are implementing at UPS.

We will follow that with a separate video for each component where we will show that aspect in action in the classroom, describe the end-of-year goals for each grade and give some suggestions of how you can help at home.

Also coming soon is a demonstration of the type of comprehension questions you can ask your child during home reading sessions.


Video 1 

The first of a series of informative videos explaining and demonstrating the research and pedagogy of Synthetic Phonics at Ulladulla Public School.

Video 2

Coming soon.