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1 Welcome Parents Phonics Workshop

2 Introduction As parents and carers, you are your child s first teachers. You have a powerful influence on your child s early learning.

3 Age Related Expectations (ARE) Phase Phase 1 Phase 2 This phase would typically be taught in Nursery, Reception and On-going Reception Phase 3 Secure by end of Reception Reception Phase 4 Reception/Year 1 Phase 5 Secure by end of Year 1 Year 1 Phase 6 Year 2

4 Phase 1 Phase 1 is made up of 7 different areas: Environmental sounds Instrumental sounds Body percussion Rhythm and rhyme Alliteration (words that begin with the same sound) Voice sounds Oral blending and segmenting

5 Phase 1 Your child will be learning to: Have fun with sounds Listen carefully Develop their vocabulary Speak confidently to you, other adults and children Tune into sounds Listen and remember sounds Talk about sounds Understand that spoken words are made up of different sounds

6 Phase 2 Main purpose: -To teach 19 grapheme-phoneme correspondences -To move from oral blending and segmenting to blending and segmenting with letters -To read and spell VC and simple CVC words -To learn High Frequency Words -To learn Tricky words: the, to, I, no, go, into -To introduce reading two syllable words and simple captions

7 Phase 3 Main purpose: -To teach a further 25 graphemes(mostly digraphs e.g. oa) -Practise blending and segmenting CVC words so they can read and spell two syllable words and captions -Learn letter names -Learn to read more tricky words and spell some of these words

8 Phonic terminology Digraph Grapheme Adjacent consonant Phoneme Trigraph CVC word Consonant digraph Split digraph

9 Read this word: Cerater

10 Pronunciation Your child will be taught how to pronounce the sounds (phonemes) correctly to make blending easier Sounds should be sustained where possible (eg, sss, mmm, fff) If not, uh sounds after consonants should be reduced where possible (e.g. try to avoid saying b-uh, c-uh )

11 Pronunciation Youtube link:

12 Phoneme count: It King Sheep Beard Cat Might

13 Interesting fact The new OFSTED framework from January 2012 has increased focus on the teaching of Literacy skills. Here s an interesting statistic Vocabulary at the age of 5 is a powerful predictor of GCSE achievement

14 Speaking and Listening is pivotal How can you help? Provide your child with lots of different opportunities to speak and listen with others: Preparing meals Tidying up Putting shopping away Getting ready to go out Show you are interested in their conversation Read stories Use puppets and toys

15 Robot Talk Oral Blending: Word to be spoken by the adult: s o ck, m a n, f i sh, s t a m p Oral Segment: Word to be spoken by the adult: jam, zip, dog, net The whole word is spoken aloud and then broken up into its sounds (phonemes) in order, through the word. This is called segmenting, and is a vital skill for spelling.

16 Non-word Reading E.g. og ab cag meck ket nud

17 VC and CVC words C = consonant, V = vowel VC words are those consisting of a vowel and then a consonant, e.g: at, in, up CVC words follow the pattern consonant, vowel, consonant, e.g: cat, dog, pet Words such as tick or bell also count as CVC words; although they contain four letters, they only have three phonemes

18 Making words Now the children will be seeing letters and words, as well as hearing them They will be shown how to make whole words by: pushing magnetic letters together to form little words Reading little words on the board Breaking up words into individual sounds Inserting sound buttons Draw your own phoneme frames

19 Tricky words Your child will also learn several tricky words; those that cannot be sounded out Eg: the, to, I, go, no

20 Other ways you can support: Sing the alphabet song together Play I spy Play with magnetic letters insert sound buttons Practise tricky words Create phonic games with a timer Quick write Buried Treasure make it/break it Zingo Letters fans

21 Your turn A phonics taster lesson

22 Reading

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24 Reading - the simple view of reading diagram:

25 Writing

26 Handwriting/Letter Formation Use handout rhymes: Letters and Numbers Families of letters

27 Fun games Do s Synthetic phonics only Leave it to the teachers trust us Don ts You tube videos! Dotted letters/lines: handwriting! Capital letters

28 Not all children will learn at the same rate! Your child should be supported whatever their rate of learning Intervention Groups Parent support materials : We spend a lot of time putting this together so please support us

29 and finally Don t worry if you/they get something wrong, these sounds and words are hard to remember and need plenty of practice. Use handouts. Remember ~ we are here to help

30 Come and have a phonics taster If you really really want to help, come and have a taster phonics session!

31 Checklist/Reminders Label EVERYTHING please Water bottle Dropping off and independence PE Kit bring on Mon and Take on Fri Keychain on book bag easily identified Attendance and Punctuality NO Jewellery and nail polish Summer footwear (no open toes)/sun protection and hat (no glasses)

32 Please remember Open door Policy Come and approach the class teacher The Reception team MUST ALWAYS be your first point of contact Raising Concerns Quickly So concerns don t escalate into complaints (end of the day or written note) Confidentiality with Adults and Pupils

33 References

34 Thank you for coming Hand outs Browse, mingle and questions

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