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1Welcome to Ridge House Letters and Sounds Presentation
25 Basic Skills Learning letter sound Letter formation Blending Identifying soundsTricky words
3Why phonics?The aim is to secure essential phonic knowledge and skills so that children progress quickly to independent reading and writingReading and writing are like a code, phonics is teaching the child to crack the codeGives us the skills of blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
4A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word you hear a phoneme/sound a b c A grapheme is the letter, or letters, representing a phoneme, you see a grapheme/letter t ai igh
5Blending is recognising the letter sounds in a written word, for example c-u-p, and merging or synthesising them in the order in which they are written to pronounce the word ‘cup’
6Segmenting is identifying the individual sounds in a spoken word (e. g Segmenting is identifying the individual sounds in a spoken word (e.g. ‘him’ = h – i - m) and writing down letters/grapheme for each sound to form the word.
7A digraph contains two letters and it makes one sound oa ai ee iefor these digraphs we say ‘when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking’, so you say the letter name to make the soundOther digraphsoo ar or er oi sh ck th ll
8Reading and Writing For reading: Phonemes/sounds associated with particular graphemes/letters are pronounced in isolation and blended together.For writing:Words are segmented into phonemes orally, and a grapheme written to represent each phoneme
9Phase oneIn developing their phonological awareness children will improve their ability to distinguish between sounds and to speak clearly and audibly with confidence and control.Through speaking and listening activities, children will develop their language structures and increase their vocabulary.
10Environmental discrimination, listening games Instrumental discrimination, matching instruments, patterns Body percussion, pass different clapping rhythms around a circle, body noises Rhythm and rhyme, nursery rhymes Alliteration, Alex ate an apple Voice sounds, animal sounds, sounds to match actions, ball bouncing boing Oral blending, cross the river if you have a d-u-ck, f-i-sh
11Phase One outcomes Explore and experiment with sounds and words Listen attentivelyShow a growing awareness and appreciation of rhyme, rhythm and alliterationSpeak clearly and audibly with confidence and controlDistinguish between different sounds in wordsDevelop awareness of the differences between phonemes
12Phase 2 To introduce grapheme-phoneme (letter-sound) correspondences (video clip)
13Phase Two outcomesChildren know that words are constructed from phonemes and that phonemes are represented by graphemesThey have knowledge of a small selection of common consonants and vowels.They blend them together in reading simple CVC words and segment them to support spelling.
14Tricky wordsSome words cannot be sounded out or spelt correctly by listening for the sounds in them. These are called ‘tricky words’ and have to be learnt. Examples of tricky words: the, to, I, no, go, into, he, she, me, we. The best way of learning these are flash cards and matching games and finding words in books, magazines, comics etc.
15High frequency wordsThe National Literacy Strategy "Framework for Teaching" identifies an essential set of words that your child needs to learn “even to tackle very simple texts”.According to the NLS; “these words play an important part in holding together the general coherence of texts and teachers are encouraged to get their pupils to recognise them as soon as possible so they can get pace and accuracy into their reading at an early stage. Some of these words have irregular or difficult spellings and, because they often play an important grammatical part, they are hard to predict from the surrounding text.”Below are listed the 45 high frequency words that your child will be expected to read on sight, in and out of context, by the end of their first year in schoolI go come went up you day wasLook are the of we this dog meLike going big she and they my seeOn away mum it at play no yesFor a dad can he am allIs cat get said to in
16Phase 3To teach children one grapheme for each of the 44 phonemes in order to read and spell simple regular words.
17Phase Three outcomesChildren link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.They recognise letter shapes and say a sound for each.They hear and say sounds in the order in which they occur in the word,They read simple words by sounding out and blending the phonemes all through the word from left to right.They recognise common digraphs and read some high frequency words
18Phase fourTo teach children to read and spell words containing adjacent consonants.
19Phase four outcomesChildren are able to blend and segment adjacent consonants in wordsThey apply this skill when reading unfamiliar texts and in spelling
20Phase 5Teaching children to recognise and use alternative ways of pronouncing the graphemes and spelling the phonemes already taught.
21Phase 5 outcomes Children will: use alternative ways of pronouncing the graphemes and spelling the phonemes corresponding to long vowel phonemes.identify the constituent parts of two-syllable and three-syllable words and be able to read and spell phonically decodable two-syllable and three-syllable words.recognise an increasing number of high frequency words automatically.apply phonic knowledge and skills as the prime approach in reading and spelling when the words are unfamiliar and not completely decodable.
22Phase 6Teaching children to develop their skill and automaticity in reading and spelling, creating ever-increasing capacity to attend to reading for meaning.
23Phase six outcomes Children will: Apply their phonics skills and knowledge to recognise and spell an increasing number of complex words.Read an increasing number of high and medium frequency words independently and automatically.
24SummaryA phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word, a phoneme may be represented by 1, 2, 3 or 4 letters e.g. t, ai, igh, eigh.A syllable is a word or part of a word that contains one vowel sound.A grapheme is the letter(s) representing a phoneme. It is the written representation of a sound which may consist of 1 or more letters. E.g. the phoneme ‘s’ can be represented by the grapheme s (sun), se (mouse), c (city), sc or ce (science)
25Summary continuedDigraph is two letters which make one sound. A consonant digraph contains two consonants e.g. sh, ck, th, ll. A vowel digraph contains at least one vowel ai, ee, ar, oySplit digraph, is a digraph in which the two letters are not adjacent e.g. makeTrigraph, three letters, which make one sound igh, dgeOral blending-hearing a series of spoken sounds & merging them together to make a spoken word (no text is used) e.g. when a teacher calls out ‘b-u-s’ the children say bus. This skill is usually taught before blending and reading printed wordsBlending-recognising the letter sounds in a written word, e.g. c-u-p, and merging or synthesising them in the order in which they are written to pronounce the word ‘cup’Segmenting-identifying the individual sounds in a spoken word e.g. h-i-m and writing down or manipulating letters for each sound to form the word ‘him’
26Useful websites & resources search letters and soundsMagnetic letters,Flash cards,Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions or want to borrow resources