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Phonics

In order to determine the order in which different sounds are taught, the school follows the Read Write Inc scheme.

What is Phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words

In phonics lessons children are taught three main things:

Grapheme Phoneme Correspondance (GPCs)

  • This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are¬†s, a, t, p.

Blending

  • This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.

Segmenting

  • Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.

Read Write Inc Speed Set 1 sounds

Read Write Inc Speed Set 2 sounds

Phonics Video/Oxford Owl