Phonics made simple


What is Phonics?

Phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or letter group into sounds that are then blended together into a word. In EYFS and KS1, children will follow a daily phonic programme to create fluent, enthusiastic readers, confident speakers and willing writers. In KS2, children continue to follow a daily phonics programme if appropriate. 

How to say the sounds.

When we teach a sound, we 'bounce' them when we say them out loud.

When we teach a sound, we 'stretch' them when we say them out loud.

Sound blending describes how children learn to join sounds together to make words. This video will help you support your child to practise sound blending at home.

Reading to your child is one of the most valuable things you can do

as a parent to ensure their well-being. Find out about the benefits of reading to

your child.

Ten things to think about when you read to your child.

Some sounds taught in Read Write Inc. Phonics are made up

of two letters. e.g. 'sh' - these are called 'digraphs'. Find out about how to help your child read the digraphs at home.

This video explains how to use the sound frieze, to help your child to remember

the sounds and corresponding pictures found in Read Write Inc. Phonics.

This is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in June to assess their reading ability. 

Watch the video to find out what happens during the check and why it is useful.

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