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Phonics

Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify phonemes (a unit of sound)  that make up each word. This helps the children to learn to read and spell words. 

For more information... visit https://literacytrust.org.uk/information/what-is-literacy/what-phonics/  or click here

On the tabs to the right, there are suggestions of phonics games to play at home with your child. In class, we are currently working on Phase 2. You can still play the Phase 1 games as they will help you child to develop their listening skills. 

Phonics Play is a great website to play games on! https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Please find the correct pronunciation of sounds here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE

Reading Books

Use the Oxford Owl website to access reading books at home.  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Writing

In school, we introduce writing letters in a pre cursive script with lead ins. When forming each letter the pen/pencil should always start at the bottom and not lift off the page until the end of the letter (except for i, t etc).