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Our Letters and Sounds Learning

 

Our current focus: 

We continue to work on phase 1 letters and sounds skills such as rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, sound discrimination and oral segmenting and blending (sound talking). This term the children will have many opportunities to recap the Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonemes. We will continue to practice spotting and reading the tricky words we have learnt so far as well as learning new tricky words from Phase 4. The children will be introduced to Phase 4 of the Letters and Sounds scheme. 

 

The main focuses this week:

  • CVCC (consonant vowel consonant  consonant) words such as went, camp, golf, next, toast
  • CCVC (consonant consonant vowel consonant) words such as spot, spin, speck, crash, trail
  • Using our robot arms to sound out CVCC and CCVC words when writing and spelling 

 

The phonemes that we have already learnt are: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ar, or, oo (boot), oo (look), oi, ow, ur, er, ear, air, ure 

 

For each phoneme we look at the corresponding grapheme (including the cursive formation) and we learn the Jolly Phonics actions and songs (see link below for these).

 

We have started to introduce our phase 4 tricky words - said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, one, were, there, out, what, when

 

So far we have learnt to read: he, she, we, me, be, you, are, her, all, was, my, they  

 

We are also practicing how to spell: the, to, I, no, go,


Glossary of phonics terms:

Sound talking is when you say each sound in a word separately like a robot might i.e. h - o - p . The children are encouraged to blend the word together to find out what the word is and, in this case, show they understand by doing the action!

Phonemes are the sounds that letters make. I.e. the letter s makes the sound sss

Graphemes are the way in which the phoneme is represented i.e. the written letter

Segmenting is when you sound out a word by reading the graphemes i.e. m-u-d

Blending is when you put the sounds back together to read the word i.e. m-u-d = mud

Tricky words are words which cannot be decoded therefore we cannot sound them out- they just have to be learnt by sight

Digraphs are two letters that make one sound i.e. sh and ar in sh-ar-k

Trigraphs are three letters that make one sound i.e. igh in n-igh-t

Cursive writing is the handwriting style in which we learn to write.  It has feeder and leader lines on each letter in order to join up to other letters

Useful websites and Apps:

 

These websites have some games to help your children with Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 Letters and Sounds:

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ Letters and Sounds - free resources for phonics teaching

 

Phonics Bloom Logo   https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

 

 

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https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

 

 

Image result for jolly phonicshttps://www.youtube.com/watchv=COJdn6sbbsk&list=RDQMWmUhztyqAEs (Jolly Phonics songs)

 

 

 

 

 Image result for ict gameshttp://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

 

 

 

 

Related imagehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows               

Alpha Blocks

 

 

 

 

Image result for oxford owlhttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/forhome/find-a-book/library-page/

Free E-Books and linked games!

 

 

 

 

 Image result for epic phonics  http://epicphonics.com/

 

 

 

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