Category: phonics phases

Supporting Phonics Learning at Home

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Every 2 weeks teachers create a video including activities to revise and practise at home based on class based learning. All learners will bring home a fully decodable book based on their previously learnt phonemes. These books are organised within our Phonics Book Scheme. This book should be reading regularly at home to help them …

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Keywords or common exception words are words which do not follow the phonological rules which children have learnt so far but are needed to make sense of words in sentences. Here are some examples of keywords: the, are, me

Phase 5

Children entering Phase 5 will already be able to read and spell words with adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and flask. They will also be able to read and spell some polysyllabic words. In Phase 5, children will learn more graphemes and phonemes. For example, they already know ai as in rain, but now …

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Phase 4

When children start Phase 4 they know a grapheme for each of the 42 phonemes. They will be able to blend phonemes to read CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words, and segment in order to spell them. Children will also have begun reading straightforward two-syllable words and simple captions, as well as reading and spelling some …

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Phase 3

By the time they reach Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds programme, children will already be able to blend and segment words containing the 19 letters taught in Phase 2. Over the 12 weeks which Phase 3 is expected to last, 25 new graphemes are introduced one at a time. Set 6: j, v, …

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Phase 2

In Phase 2, letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time. A set of letters is taught over 2 weeks to, in the following sequence: 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, …

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Phase 1

Phase 1 concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and lays the foundation for the phonics work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get the children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills. Phase 1 is divided into seven …

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