Phonics

 

The school uses Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics.  In Year 1 there are daily dedicated phonics sessions in which all children are taught in small ability groups based on their phonics phase.

 

If you would like to practice phonics at home with your child, here are some useful websites to support you.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy

A very good selection of interactive games focussing on phonics and sentence construction. 
Each is split into medium/hard/really hard and are short and fun.

 

www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

A selection of interactive games for all phonic phases.  Mostly simple games.

 

http://www.mrthorne.com

This website is a fantastic way to make sure you are saying all the sounds the right way and also contains videos to help your child learn new and revise the sounds we have already done at school.

 

http://www.tescoliving.com/family-and-kids/kids-zone/learn/2014/july/free-fun-phonics-games

A selection of free games that promote spelling. Some rather challenging games to really challenge the children. 

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com

A direct link a site that supports the letters and sounds program that is followed in our school. Navigate to the correct phase on the left hand side. 

 

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html

Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Your child will have lots of fun while developing their phonic knowledge and skills.