Welcome to our phonics page! Here you will find some information that can help you throughout the year so you are ready for the Year 1 phonics screening test in June. If you feel like you need more help or have any questions, please come and talk to me at school or message on class dojo.
|Phoneme||The smallest identifiable sound in a word. For example: the word ship is broken into it's phonemes would be 'sh' 'i' 'p'.|
|Grapheme||A letter or group of letters that represent one sound.|
|VC,CVC, CVCC||These are abbreviations for a pattern of the word. CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant.|
|Digraph||Two letters that represent one sound. E.g. 'sh'.|
|Trigraph||Three letters that represent one sound. E.g. 'igh'.|
|Split-digraph||A split- digraph is when a letter brake the digraph up. For example the word 'make' has the split digraph 'a-e' in it.|
|Segmenting||To split up a word into it's individual phonemes so it is easier to read.|
|Blending||To blend the individual phonemes back together to read the complete word.|
|Cluster||when two or more letters make two or more sounds. E.g.'strike' has 'str'.|
Our school follows the LittleWandle Letters and Sounds revised Phonics programme.
Below is a link to the LittleWandle for parents page which has resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.
Below are some links to fun and engaging Phonics games to encourage your children to practice their recognition, segmenting and blending skills.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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