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1 Lady Margaret Primary School Reception Phonics

2 Aim: To explain our approach to teaching phonics and early reading, enabling you as a parent/carer to support your child more easily and more effectively at home.

3 Phonics at Lady Margaret Phonics at Lady Margaret is taught through a programme called Letters and Sounds. Letters & Sounds https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/p ublicationdetail/page1/dfes

4 Letters and Sounds Phase 1 Phase 1 - Nursery This paves the way for systematic learning of phonics. Involves activities that help children to listen attentively to sounds around them, such as the sounds of their toys and to sounds in spoken language. Children are taught a wide range of nursery rhymes and songs.

5 Phase 2 - Reception Learn grapheme phoneme correspondences (the sounds letters makes): s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f,ff l,ll ss Blending and reading VC and CVC words (V= vowel, C= consonant) Segmenting and spelling VC and CVC words Reading 2 syllable words e.g. zigziag, sandpit Reading and writing captions e.g. a cat in a hat Reading high frequency tricky words: the, to, go, no, I Spelling high frequency tricky words: to, the

6 What is a phoneme? It s a unit of sound in a word. How many sounds in cat? c a t

7 What is a grapheme? A grapheme is the symbol (letter or letters) that represent a sound (phoneme). b

8 What is a vowel? A letter representing a speech sound. a e i o u

9 What is a consonant? A speech sound that is not a vowel. p b t d c g f v s z m n h l r w x j

10 What is VC, CVC? C and V are abbreviations for consonant and vowel. VC words are words consisting of a vowel then a consonant e.g. am, at, it. CVC words are words consisting of a consonant then a vowel then a consonant e.g. cat, rug, sun. Words such as tick and bell also count as CVC words as they have only three sounds e.g. in bell, b = consonant, e = vowel, ll = consonant.

11 What is blending? c-a-t = cat. The separate sounds (phonemes) are spoken aloud, in order, and are then merged together into the whole word. The merging together is called blending and is a vital skill for reading.

12 What is segmenting? cat = c-a-t The whole word is spoken aloud and then broken up into its sounds (phonemes) in order. This is called segmenting and is a vital skill for spelling.

13 Sound-talking Also know as robot talk/sounding out Find real objects around your home that have three phonemes (sounds) and practise sound talk. e.g.: I spy a p-e-g peg. I spy a c-u-p cup. Where s your other s-o-ck sock? Simon says put your hands on your h-ea-d. Simon says touch your ch-i-n. Simon says pick up your b-a-g.

14 Let s learn the Phase 2 sounds!

15 Slide down the snake

16 Round the apple, down the leaf

17 Down the tower, across the tower

18 Down the plait, up and over the pirate s face

19 Down the insect body, dot for the head

20 Down Nobby and over his net

21 Down Maisey and then over the two mountains

22 Round the dinosaur s back, up his neck and down to his feet

23 Round the girl s face, down her hair and give her a curl

24 All around the orange

25 Curl around the caterpillar

26 Down the kangaroo s body, tail and leg

27 Curl around the caterpillar and then down the kangaroo s body, tail and leg

28 Slice into the egg, go over the top, then under the egg

29 Down and under the umbrella, up to the top and down to the puddle

30 Down the robot s back, then up and curl

31 Down the horse s head to the hooves and over his back

32 Down the laces, over the toe and touch the heel

33 Down the stem and draw the leaves

34 Down the stem and draw the leaves

35 Down the long leg

36 Down the long leg

37 Slide down the snake

38 Be careful!!!! No schwa-ing! c not, cuh

39 Phase 3 - Reception Learn grapheme phoneme Correspondences (the sound letters makes): j v w x y z, zz qu ch sh th ng Learn vowel rap; distinguish between long and short vowel sounds Give more precise explanation about using ll, ss, ff, zz, ck at ends of words after a short vowel and single l, s, f, k after a constant or vowel digraph Vowel digraphs: ai ee igh oo oo or ur ear air Blending and reading (V= vowel, C= consonant): VC, CV, CVC, VCC, CCV, CCVC, CVCC Segmenting and spelling VC, CV and CVC Reading and writing captions and sentences Reading HF tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all, are Spelling HF tricky words: the, to, go, no, I Letter names

40 What is a Digraph? A digraph is two letters, which make one sound. A consonant digraph contains two consonants sh ck th ll A vowel digraph contains at least one vowel ai ee ar oy

41 Let s learn the Phase 3 sounds

42 Down his body, curl and dot

43 Down a wing, up a wing

44 Down, up, down, up the worm

45 Cross down the arm and leg and cross the other way

46 Down a horn, up a horn and under the yak s head

47 Zig-zag-zig down the zip

48 Zig-zag-zig down the zip

49 Round the queen s head, up to her crown, down her hair and curl

50 Curl round the caterpillar, then go down the horse s head to the hooves and over his back

51 Slither down the snake, then down the horse s head to the hooves and over his back

52 Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse s head to the hooves and over his back

53 ng Thing on a string

54 ai Snail in the rain

55 ee What can you see?

56 igh Fly high

57 oa goat in a boat

58 Look at a book/poo at the zoo oo/oo

59 ar Start the car

60 or Shut the door

61 ur Nurse with a purse

62 ow Brown cow

63 oi Spoil the boy

64 ear Hear with your ear

65 air That s not fair

66 ure Sure it s pure

67 er A better letter

68 Shop A segmenting activity

69 Segment these words shelf dress think stretch flick

70 WORD PHONEMES shelf sh e l f dress d r e ss think th i n k stretch s t r e t ch flick f l i ck

71 Supporting writing Model and teach writing in lower-case letters first. Make it fun and messy. Make it big and active.

72 Games! Georgie s gym Robot dance

73 Please ask questions!

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