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Welcome to our “ Phonics and Early Reading ” Meeting Tuesday 11 th October 2011.

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1 Welcome to our “ Phonics and Early Reading ” Meeting Tuesday 11 th October 2011

2 Our Outcomes To be able to understand more about: Our Outcomes To be able to understand more about:  Letters & Sounds  The early stages of reading  Reading in school and at home  The books your child will bring home  How to help your child with their reading

3 Letters and Sounds The phonics resource used at Panaga School.

4 PhaseYear Group and Timings 1Nursery 2Nursery/P1 3P1 4P1/P2 5P2/P3 6P3

5 Basic skills 1. Learning the letter sounds 2. Letter formation 3. Identifying (segmenting) sounds in words 4. Blending VC and CVC 5. Tricky words 6. Learning digraphs

6 Letter Sounds Group 1


8 Sounds and actions Learning the s sound action: Weave your hand like a snake, making an ‘s’ shape, saying ssssss

9 Have a go …

10 m

11 n

12 r

13 Letter Formation Copy letter In the air On the board In sand Playdough Water and brushes


15 Segmenting Segmenting Identifying one or all of the sounds in a word. For example, if a child hears the word log, they should be able to identify that log has 3 sounds. l – o - g

16 ‘Sound- talk’ ‘Robot arms’ ‘Metal Mike’

17 Have a go …




21 CVC words  C consonant  V vowel  C consonant

22 Blending: VC and CVC Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 5 - Early Reading YC/LD/SJ/JB Children can say each individual sound in a simple word and blend them together to successfully read the word. For example, the word ‘cat’. Children should be able to say and blend the 3 separate sounds c - a - t to read the word ‘cat’.

23 Have a go …

24 m o p...

25 c a n...

26 f u n...

27 Tricky words I the go

28 Digraphs Two letters that make one sound. Eg. ‘ai’ pain

29 Digraphs sh ch thng

30 Digraphs eeeraroa oiouooai

31 r – ai - n

32 c – oa - t

33 sh – ee - p


35 Reading Schemes  Collins Big Cat  Oxford Reading Tree (ORT)  Ginn 360  PM Starters Reading books will be sent after half term holiday, twice weekly with the reading diary.

36 First steps to reading  Books chosen to support the stage of the individual child.  Aim to ensure a breadth of reading experiences.  Aim to ensure a broad range of books, non fiction and fiction.  Picture books  First words  Sentences  Library books

37 Reading in school  Phonics sessions  Modelling and sharing reading with big books and a range of books  Puppets for story telling  Re-telling stories in groups  Signs and environmental print  Role play: characters/drama  Sequencing pictures  Games with words/ letters  Guided and individual reading  Modelling strategies for reading

38 Reading at home  Please help to feedback on your child’s progress by signing the yellow reading diary and commenting where appropriate.  Please send in the book and yellow diary in your child’s book folder each day.  Additional support activities may be given e.g. phonic/flashcard activities.  Books changed twice weekly, teachers will communicate if there are any changes.

39 Key questions and question starters  Aims: to help you to encourage your child to engage in the pictures and in the story.  What can you see?  What do you think will happen next?  What is the …doing?  What is the …saying?  What is the …thinking?  Where is …?  Who is….?  Why is?  How does he/she/it feel?  How many ….can you see?  Who/what is your favourite character?  Do you like the story? Why/why not?  Which was your favourite part?

40 Supporting and extending reading at home  Make reading fun and enjoyable  Choose the best time and place for your child  Read everyday if possible  Model reading (expression and characters)  Talk about the pictures and ‘play’ with the words  Find opportunities to extend and build on phonic skills  Environmental print  Library books and extending reading  Ask lots of questions and encourage children to describe the pictures and predict the story  Give meaningful praise, opportunities to succeed.

41 Have fun and enjoy reading with your child Thank you for coming to our meeting

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