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1 East Wichel Community Primary School
Early Literacy FS2 KS1

2 Aims What is phonics Blending and segmenting Tricky words
Activities to do at home Process of reading Writing

3 What is phonics? Phonics is a widely used method of teaching to read and decode words. Phonics is about learning sounds and NOT the letter names. We use two schemes which compliment each other.

4 What is a phoneme? A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word. For example there are three sounds in ‘cat’. c/a/t . . .

5 What is a grapheme? These are the letters that represent the phoneme. A grapheme could be one letter, two letters or more. For example, ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘ck’ and ‘igh’.

6 How phonics is taught A sound a day to begin with.
There is an action for every sound. We ensure that the sounds are articulated clearly and precisely. An ‘uh’ sound should not appear at the end of sounds. Correct letter formation using cursive handwriting.

7 Blending and Segmenting
Children are taught segmenting (sounding out) and blending (reading the whole word) Children are taught sound buttons, phoneme frames and robot arms. We will be sending home sound bags and reading books

8 Snazzy Sound Books A letter will be added as they are taught.
Children should be Cutting out images beginning with that sound. Have a go at forming the letter in cursive handwriting.

9 Secret Sounds

10 Tricky Words Tricky words cannot be blended. They need to be learnt on sight. We will be sending them home on animal sheets.

11 Keywords These will be sent home on rockets. The keywords will be checked regularly at school.

12 Picnic on Pluto

13 The Power of Reading Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards in school.

14 Reading Success in reading is fundamental to success in school.
Reading is all about acquiring meaning for enjoyment, information and understanding. Its is not a performance or a test.

15 Understanding (Comprehension)
Your child might sound like a good reader but may not necessarily understand what the text means. The best way to develop understanding is to talk about the text. Finding information on the page. Using clues to find information that may not be on the page.

16 Understanding (Comprehension)
Thinking about situations and predicting what might happen. Putting yourself in a character’s shoes and understanding what is going on from their point of view. The next slide is easy to read – does anyone understand what it means?

17 An extract taken from a computer manual
According to the previous ATA/IDE hard drive transfer protocol, the signalling way to send data was in synchronous strobe mode by using the rising edge of the strobe signal. The faster strobe rate increases EMI, which cannot be eliminated by the standard 40-pin cable used by ATA and ultra ATA.

18 Reading in the Classroom
Individual readers will be heard regularly by an adult. Reading books will be changed twice a week if the children have read.

19 Any problems your child experienced
Reading Record It is extremely helpful if you note down every time tat you hear your child read. Explain what went well Any problems your child experienced APP Bookmarks

20 Reading Teachers will move the children up the reading stages when children are ready. We want reading to be fun! The books wont always get progressively harder. Please don’t worry!

21 Hearing your child read
Choose a quiet time and give your child your full attention. Explain the meaning of new words. Talk about the text using open questions. What to do if your child is stuck … Use phonics first. What word does the sound begin with? Can you say each sound in the word? Blend them together? Read the end of the sentence. What would make sense? What is the book about- what might fit here and make sense? Look at the picture. Does it help?

22 Closed Questions Do you like the book? Do you like the character? It’s a good story isn't it? Do you like reading? Are you good at reading? Change these questions What do you like about the book? What do you think of this character? Why do you think this is a good story? What is great about reading? Why are you a good reader? What is it about these stories that you like so much?

23 Talking about books It is not a test! Why do you like this book?
Who is your favourite character? Tell me about a character in the book. Which words tell you about what the character is like? How would you feel? What do you think will happen next? What would you do? What have you learnt about …… in your book?

24 Early Writing Writing begins with scribbling and mark making.
This then develops into forming letters and numbers. We encourage the correct pencil grip – frogs legs

25 Have a go at writing your child’s name in cursive.
Letter Formation We teach cursive handwriting. Have a go at writing your child’s name in cursive.

26 Evaluation

27 Thank you for coming!

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