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Phonics

Phonics sessions are taught daily from Nursery through to Year 2. At our school we follow a structured Letters and Sounds programme that is divided into phases 1-6.

Phase 1 begins in Nursery which involves the pre reading and writing skills such as tuning into everyday sounds and recognising rhythm and rhyme. These are crucial in children becoming confident and competent readers and writers as they move through school.

Phases 2-5 follow a 4 part structured lesson on introducing graphemes (letters) and phonemes (the letter sounds).

The 4 parts to the lessons are

1. Revisit and review (previous learning)

2. Teach (a new letter or word)

3. Practice (reading and/or spelling the new letter/word)

4. Apply (read or write a caption using the new word/letter)

By the time a child reaches phase 6, they should be confident in reading and spelling familiar words and have strategies to tackle unknown words. Phase 6 moves on further in reading and spelling by teaching the identification of words in different tenses, adding suffixes and identifying irregular verbs. Phase 6 identifies alternative spelling rules and the reading and spelling of more complex words. You can support your child with this in many ways such as identifying letters and words in the environment and in reading books. Daily reading at home will support your child in reading, spelling and introducing them to new words, extending the breadth of their vocabulary.

Phase 2 Phonemes

Set 1 - s  a  t  p

Set 2 - i  n  m  d

Set 3 - g  o  c  k

Set 4 - ck  e  u  r

Set 5 - h  b  f  ff  l  ll  s  ss

 

Phase 3 Phonemes

j

 v

 w

 x

 y

 z

 zz

 qu

 ch

 sh

 th

 ng

 ai

 ee

 igh

 oa

 oo

 oo

 ar

 or

 ur

 ow

 oi

 ear

 air

 ure

 er

 

Phase 5 Phonemes

ay

ou

ie

oy

ir

ue

aw

wh

ph

ew

ea

oe

au

ey

a-e

e-e

o-e

u-e

 

 

Phonics Information

Useful Phonics Websites

Bug Club Phonics

Website: www.pearsonprimary.co.uk/BCPhonics

Access through ActiveLearn Primary to Bug Club Phonics e-books, activities, shared read aloud videos and resources.

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: following the Letters and Sounds programme, Bug Club Phonics has e-books, teaching material and practice games.

Registration: required for free access to Bug Club Phonics. Form available for parents to register

Floppy’s Phonics (Oxford Reading Tree)

Websites: www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/floppysphonicstp

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/ for phonic guidance and practise

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: online subscription enables schools to give pupils access to materials to practise GPCs at home. Activities and advice for parents and selected e-books available.

Registration: required for Oxford Owl for Home

 

Teach Your Monster To Read

Website: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

A great game that helps with reading

 

Phonics Play

 Phonics play have made access to their website free with the following user name and password so parents don't need to subscribe
Username: march20 
Password: home