What is Phonics?
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully.
Phonics is a Government backed scheme and “Phonics is the best method for teaching reading”
Our School uses aspects of particular phonics schemes to teach children:
Letters and sounds.com – for letter order
Read write Inc – for letter formation
Jolly Phonics – for supporting songs and rhymes
This term you can support your child’s phonics learning by having a try at some of the supporting literacy learning on the computer using the following websites:
oxfordowl.co.uk – phonics made easy – (sounds)
starfall.com (English 3-5 (Kindergargen & Pre-K -ABC Blocks). (learn to read – games / books)
topmarks.com (3-5 -sky writer)
Other ways to support your child’s literacy at home:
Take them to the local library
Let your child see you reading
Reading every day / talk about what might happen next in the story / what part did they like best.
Encourage your child to draw pictures and to have a go at writing initial sounds / words / sentence
Help your child with linking sounds to objects; in the environment get them to tell you the sound
*Help them to learn the tricky words (see reading diary)
Play I –spy – something beginning with sound…
Check the blog regularly (Learning Experiences this week…) so you can see what letter sound and words we are learning each week.