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What is phonics? A method of teaching children to read and write the English Language. It teaches children that the sounds of English (phonemes) are represented by letters or groups of letters. (graphemes)
“ Reading is like riding a bike. You watch little ones beginning to ride a bike; they’re wobbly all over the place. But as we practise and practise, we don’t think about pedalling anymore. Eventually we can ride without no hands.” G. Reid Lyon
How does phonics teach reading? “Learning to read is like learning a code and the letters are the symbols for the code. If you know what the symbols mean you can crack the code.”
How do we teach it? Systematic programme- Letters and Sounds Reception on going all the time Year 1 and 2 distinct 20 min sessions Developed our own revamped St John’s phonic scheme!
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ch sh thngai ee oo oaarig h owow orerur oi ur e ai r ea r
AaAa BbBb Cc DdDd EeEe Ff GgGg HhHh Ii Jj Kk Ll MmMm NnNn OoOo PpPp qu RrSsSs TtTt UuUu VvVv WwWw YyYy XxXx YyYy ZzZz Alien Phonics Sounding Mat
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Reception- Start with one way to read and write each sound- simple code. ‘sound out’/’segment’ Sound out and then blend to make words. When we know the sounds we are taught to read by blending. When mastered this we introduce the alternative versions of the same sound
Phonics sessions are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and games. Very important to sound out correctly.
What can you do to help? Be aware that longer words should not be sounded out letter by letter. You should look at the sounds that are created by groups of letters. If phonetic approach is used by child don’t be overly critical