2 Aimsto become familiar with the phonics teaching at schoolSome ideas on how you can support your child at home
3 Foundation Stage Profile The Foundation Stage Profile (FSP) is split up into 7 prime areas:Communication and Language(CL)Physical Development (PD)Personal, Social and Emotional (PSE)Literacy (L)Mathematics (M)Understanding of the World (UOW)Expressive arts and design(EAD)
4 Letters and SoundsThere are 6 phases which span Reception to end of Year 2.By then most children will be confident readers and writers.There will be daily whole class activities in Reception alongside small group work
5 Before the children joined us Phase 1-paves the way for systematic phonicsActivities that are planned help children listen and distinguish between sounds and hear the sounds in words.
6 Important words that your children will be using phoneme - ‘sound’grapheme – the way you write the sounddigraph- A combination of two graphemes (letters) representing one phoneme (sound) e.g. sh/chtrigraph- a combination of three letters representing one phoneme e.g. igh/earsegment – split the word into its sounds to spell itblend – say all the sounds in a word quickly to read the word
7 Often the children will use robot arms too. Sound talkMany of the children will have used sound talk in Pre school and it is still very important.Often the children will use robot arms too.d/o/g sh/e/ll t/or/chAll oral !No letters !
8 You could ... play I spy...‘I spy a p-e-g – peg’‘I spy a c-u-p – cup’‘Where’s your other s-o-ck – sock?’
9 In Year R children will learn which letter/letters make a sound. Jolly phonics is used to give actions.They will bring home a sheet each time they learn a new phoneme and grapheme.At the end of Year R children will have learnt one way of writing each sound.
10 Important to learn that letters have names as well as sounds!
11 Remember to use the correct sound... (scroll down to the ‘say the sounds’ section)
12 Ideas to help at homemagnetic letterswhiteboardswrite (use ‘small’ letters) with your childread with your child
13 Tricky wordsWords that have bits that you can not sound out!I no the said was haveYou could help your child learn to read them by making up a matching pairs game or playing tricky word bingo!
14 Let’s write a sentence together! Modelled writingModelled writing each dayA guided writing session each weekCursive handwriting- starting each letter from the lineHandwriting sessionsLet’s write a sentence together!
15 How do we assess?The Government have changed the assessment and reporting procedures for Early Years this year. - We are using the document ‘DEVELOPMENT MATTERS’ We will monitor progress against these age bands:30-50mths 40-60mths and then the ELG within this document. - During the year we will monitor, through; Child initiated play, focused group activities and whole class teaching. - In learning journeys you will be able to your child’s progress.
16 Using phonics to read Reading books with no words New phonic home readersUse Oxford Reading Tree alongside new phonic home readersReading record cardsChange books twice a week
17 Continue to support byfinding time to talk togetherlistening for soundssinging and making musichearing rhyming wordsreading bookslearning nursery rhymes and sharing poems together
18 Websites that you might find useful For ‘sound’ mats
19 Ask staff if you have any questions at any time. Last thoughts...Have fun!Ask staff if you have any questions at any time.