Lavant CE Primary School
Lavant CE Primary School is a warm and welcoming village school near Chichester, West Sussex. They introduced Anima Phonics in September 2021, after trialling the programme during the term before. All staff have access to the Anima Phonics e-learning platform, as well as utilising the printable resources and learning aids.
Ali Totman, EYFS/Y1 Teacher at Lavant Primary School, invited us to spend the day with her.
"I love that Anima Phonics is there for us in structure but still allows us a degree of freedom in how it is delivered."
Ali: "I like the ease of the planning and the model of teaching, practise and then apply. The visuals and the actions are brilliant prompts for children as they are building their fluency.
"I like the pace of the week and how well it slots into our planning across the whole week. The common exception words are clearly taught and the support materials are so good!
"I love the online resources. They aren’t overwhelming and busy. They are clearly focused and enough interaction and visual stimulus to support the learning and keep the interest of the children.
"The children like the familiarity of the approach for each unit but they also like the switch up when the unit changes. Keeps it familiar for a time and then freshens it up when you begin a new unit. They feel confident with it and it means something to them. They engage with it because it is multi-sensory and revisiting sounds allows them to become really fluent which again builds their confidence."