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Supporting your child learn phonics

Supporting your child learn phonics

At All Saints C of E Primary School we use the DFE produced document called ‘Letters and Sounds’ to underpin our phonics provision in the early years and key stage one.  Since year one phonics screening was introduced a number of years ago we have always achieved the national expectation which are particularly proud of.

When introduced to a new letter sound we teach the name of the letter, the sound it makes and what it looks like.  Over the course of a week children are taught to blend and segment sounds to read and spell for meaning.  We do this in an active way to ensure children are actively having fun while learning.

Letter progression

Set : s a t p

Set : i n m d

Set : g o c k

Set : ck e u r

Set : h b f, ff l, ll ss

When children are able to blend (blending for reading) and segment (segmenting for spelling) these sounds when reading and writing they are able to move onto the next series of sounds.

Letter progression

Set : j v w x

 Set: y z, zz qu

Graphemes        Sample words    Graphemes        Sample words

ch                                  chip                      ar                farm

sh                                  shop                     or                for

th                                   thin/then               ur               hurt

ng                                  ring                      ow              cow

ai                                   rain                      oi                coin

ee                                  feet                      ear             dear

igh                                 night                    air               fair

oa                                  boat                     ure              sure

oo                                  boot/look             er                corner

During this phase, children learn that a combination of two or three letters can make one sound.

 

When children are able to blend and segment these sounds when reading and writing they are able to move onto the next series of sounds.

Graphemes        Sample words    Graphemes        Sample words

ay                                  day                      oy                         boy

wh                                 when                   a-e                       make

ou                                  out                       ir                          girl

ph                                  photo                   e-e                       these

ie                                   tie                         ue                        blue

ew                                 new                      i-e                         like

ea                                  eat                       aw                        saw

oe                                  toe                       au                        Paul

o-e                                 home                   u-e                       rule

ow                                 cow, blow             ie                          tie

ou                                  out, shoulder        er                         farmer, her

 

Once children are secure blending and segmenting all graphemes they are able to move onto to spelling rules and grammar.  This phase is generally in Year two.

  • Introducing and teaching the past tense
  • Investigating and learning how to add suffixes
  • Teaching spelling long words
  •  Finding and learning the difficult parts in word

 

For more information about how to support your child with phonics please see your child's class teacher.


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