2 Aims of this sessionto become familiar with the phonics teaching at schoolSome ideas on how you can support your child at home
3 Foundation Stage Profile The Foundation Stage Profile (FSP) is split up into 7 prime areas:Communication and Language(CL)Physical Development (PD)Personal, Social and Emotional (PSE)Literacy (L)Mathematics (M)Understanding of the World (UTW)Expressive arts and design (EAD)
4 Letters and SoundsThere are 6 phases which span Reception to end of Year 2.By then most children will be confident readers and writers.There will be daily whole class activities in Reception alongside small group work
5 Letters and Sounds- Phase 1 Phase 1 is for all children including those in pre school settings. It aims to enable children toListen carefullyDevelop their vocabularySpeak confidently to adults and other childrenHear and separate different letter sounds e.g. /c/ and /g/Sound out letters in words in the right order
6 Key Skills Oral blending Segmenting Hearing a series of spoken sounds (phonemes) and merging them together to make a spoken word. No text is used.SegmentingIdentifying the individual sounds in aspoken word.
7 Often the children will use robot arms too. Sound talkMany of the children will have used sound talk in Pre school and it is still very important.Often the children will use robot arms too.All oral !No letters !
8 We also use ‘sound buttons’ Sound talkLet’s use our ‘Robot arms’ to segment and blend the sounds in some words!We also use ‘sound buttons’d/o/g sh/e/ll t/or/ch
9 We play lots to games to practice segmenting and blending! We play I spy...‘I spy a p-e-g – peg’‘I spy a c-u-p – cup’‘Where’s your other s-o-ck – sock?’We also play ‘Cross the river’. Let’s have a go!
10 Phase 2 and beyondTeaching is systematic and multisensory. Phase 1 activities are life long skills and continue alongside other phases.
11 Phase 2 and beyond Daily 4 part discrete phonics session Revisit- practise previously learned letters and oral blending and segmentingTeach- new graphemes, blending and segmenting and tricky wordsPractise- reading and spelling wordsApply- read or write a caption
12 In Year R children will learn which letter/letters make which sound. Jolly phonics is used to give actions.They will bring home a sheet each time they learn a new phoneme and grapheme.At the end of Year R children will have learnt one way of writing each sound.
13 Remember to use the correct sound... Inky Mouse helps us with ourphonics and teaches us how tosay the sounds correctly!Let’s have a go!
14 Important to learn that letters have names as well as sounds!
15 Important words that your children will be using phoneme - ‘sound’grapheme – the way you write the sounddigraph- A combination of two graphemes (letters) representing one phoneme (sound) e.g. sh/chtrigraph- a combination of three letters representing one phoneme e.g. igh/earsegment – split the word into its sounds to spell itblend – say all the sounds in a word quickly to read the word
16 Ideas to help at homemagnetic letterswhiteboardswrite (use ‘small’ letters) with your childread with your child
17 Tricky wordsWords that have bits that you can not sound out!I no the said was haveYou could help your child learn to read them by making up a matching pairs game or playing tricky word bingo!
18 Using phonics to read Reading books with no words Phonic home readers Use Oxford Reading Tree alongside phonic home readersReading record cardsChange books twice a week
19 Using phonics to readAll children will start by bringing home a book with no wordsEncourage your child to talk about the characters, use the pictures for clues and make up their own storiesChildren will participate in aweekly guided reading activity
20 Let’s write a sentence together! Using phonics to writeModelled writing each dayA guided writing or ‘Big Write’ session each weekCursive handwriting- starting each letter from the lineHandwriting sessionsLet’s write a sentence together!
21 Continue to support your child by finding time to talk togetherlistening for soundssinging and making musichearing rhyming wordsreading bookslearning nursery rhymes and sharing poems together
22 How do we assess?- We are using the document ‘DEVELOPMENT MATTERS’ We will monitor progress against these age bands:30-50mths 40-60mths and then the ELG within this document. - During the year we will monitor, through; observations of children, completing independent work in discrete phonics sessions, completing work during a focused session and in freely chosen activities.- In learning journeys you will be able to see your child’s progress.
23 Websites that you might find useful For ‘sound’ mats
24 Ask staff if you have any questions at any time. Last thoughts...Have fun!!!Ask staff if you have any questions at any time.Thank you for coming!