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Welcome to St John’s Infants Parent Workshop 16 th October 2014 Phonics
What is Phonics? "The sounding-out-and-blending approach to decoding is known as synthetic phonics. In a synthetic phonics program, students are taught to decode new words by retrieving from memory the sound that each letter, or combination of letters, in a word represents and blending the sounds into a recognisable word (National Reading Panel, 2000). It is a parts-to- whole approach (Strickland, 1998)."
English Language How many letters in the English alphabet? 26 How many different phonemes (sounds) are there that make up the English language? 44 How many different graphemes (combinations of written letters) are used to make these 44 sounds? Over 150.
Ruth Miskin Literacy Read Write Inc. Phonics is aimed at four to seven-year-old children who are learning to read and write It is a systematic, synthetic phonics programme It is a full teaching programme proven to develop: fluent, enthusiastic readers confident speakers keen writers Seven of the twelve schools highlighted as outstanding in Ofsted’s report, Reading by Six, used Read Write Inc. Phonics in their literacy lessons.
Phonic Programme Children are taught to: learn to read and write letter-sound correspondences quickly decode effortlessly, spell and handwrite easily comprehend what they read read with fluency and expression write confidently using oral rehearsal work effectively with a partner to articulate their learning at every step Every child succeeds.
The Simple View of Reading Reading to Learn/Learning to Read
Language Rich Environment This is essential both at home and in school in order to support our children we must ensure that we are; Talking with them Reading with them Learning about new words Teaching comprehension strategies This will help us to bridge the gap between children who are ‘talked to’ and children who are ‘talked at’
Teaching Programme The children will follow; Speed sounds Set 1 Word time and blending Ditty books and ditty a day worksheet Speed sounds Set 2 Green to Grey storybooks Speed Sounds Set 3 Comprehension
In Foundation 2 Teach 4 sounds a week using phonics as our daily literacy session. All children work together for 30 mins. Children are assessed continually and will be set once Set 1 is complete We use word time as group focus activities for children when they are ready and this will also be reinforced in phonic sessions if needed Some children will begin working on ditty books and worksheets before the end of this term. All other children will work on blending and recapping Set 1 sounds In the Spring term children will be reassessed and grouped ready for 25 min phonic session daily from , incorporating the reading books into the sessions
In Year 1 Children are assessed at the beginning of the year and placed into a group at the appropriate level. Daily phonic sessions (25 minutes) each morning. During phonic sessions, we focus upon hearing the sound, saying the sound, reading the sound and writing the sound. Children are split across 4 groups working on a ditty a day, speed sounds set 2 and speed sounds set 3. Children are continually assessed to ensure continued progress and teaching at the appropriate level. In some phonic sessions, children visit a book related to a sound they have learnt to consolidate their skills.
In Year 2 Children have recently been assessed and will be placed into a group at the appropriate level. Phonic sessions (25 minutes) three mornings a week with two mornings a week dedicated to reading. During phonic sessions, we focus upon hearing the sound, saying the sound, reading the sound and writing the sound. Children will be split across 4 groups working on speed sounds set 2 and speed sounds set 3. Children will be continually assessed to ensure continued progress and teaching at the appropriate level. In some phonic sessions, children will visit a book related to a sound they have learnt to consolidate their skills. Once these sounds have been mastered the children will be challenged through reading and comprehension activities.
The Five Principles Pace Praise a lot Purpose Participation Passion
Phonic lesson Find perfect partner position Introduce yourself and get ready to join in EVERYONE must join in at all times in order to ensure that nobody feels left out. Enjoy and please ask questions if there is anything you are unsure of
Phonics in Action You are now welcome to join your child in class to share learning and observe phonic activities taking place. Please join in with your child and ask any questions if you need to. Thank you for attending the workshop today and for your continued support