Saturday, 23 September 2017

Early Years

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Phonics

 

We teach phonics through a multi-sensory approach based around ‘Letters and Sounds.’ Children take part in daily phonics sessions learning through fun, interactive and fast paced activities. Children learn letter names, sounds and formation through a variety of rhymes and mediums. Letters are taught in a specific order to enable children to create and read words as quickly as possible.

 

 Phase 2- one set per week

Set 1

s

a

t

p

Set 2

i

n

m

d

Set 3

g

o

c

k

Set 4

ck

e

u

r

Set 5

h

b

f, ff

l,ll

ss

 

Phase 3

 

Set 6

j

v

w

x

Set 7

y

z

qu

Constant Digraphs

sh

ch

th

ng

Vowel Digraphs

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

ar

or

ur

ow

oi

ear

air

ure

er

We teach 3-4 new letters a week and every 4 weeks we consolidate previous letters taught. When learning new letters we teach children to hear them at the start, middle and end of words. This leads onto segmenting and blending letters to read and write words. 

 

The children are taught to read words by blending, which means pushing all the sounds together to make a word. The children are taught to spell words by segmenting, which means sounding out words and writing down the sounds that they can hear.

 

 

Tricky Words

The children also learn tricky words, these are words that cannot be sounded out and must be learnt by sight and recognition. 

Set 1- I, the, to, go, no

Set 2- he, she, me, we, be,

Set 3- they, all, you, my, was, 

Set 4- said, are, have, like, so

Set 5- some, come, were, little, there

Set 6- one, out, do, what, when

Set 7- oh, Mr, Mrs, people, their

Set 8- looked, called, who, again, asked

 

 

 

Please ask a member of the EYFS team if you have any questions. 

 

Actions and songs for Jolly Phonics program  jolly-phonics-logo-1149425

 

Geraldine the giraffe    geraldine   

 

Letter Formation and rhymes   Read write inc

 

 

 

FAQ

What is a phoneme?

-The smallest unit of sound in a word.

What is a grapheme?

- A letter or letters that represent the sound.

Blending

Recognising the phonemes in a written word (c-u-p) and blending/ merging the sounds together, in the order in which they are written to pronounce the word (cup). This is a vital reading skill.

Segmenting

Segmenting is the opposite of blending!  Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make up the word.  This is a vital spelling skill. e.g d-o-g/ c-a-t.

 

 

  

PD

 

 When a child is beginning to write, it is very important that you assist them in holding their pencil correctly.  Learning correct pencil grip early is important as once your child has already started writing with an incorrect grip, it can be pretty difficult to correct.   Correct pencil grip will help in learning to form letters correctly and quickly.

 

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