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How is phonics taught in Reception?

  • Read Write Inc programme
  • Daily 30 minute lesson comprising of hear it-say it-read it-write it
  • Children learn 4 sounds per week
  • Daily handwriting activities- practicing letter formation
  • Weekly mark making activity
  • Supporting activities around the classroom.

 

To help support your understanding of phonics you can find fantastic resources and guidance on the link below. Oxford Owl has a bank of resources that you can use at home to help your child learn letter sounds.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

WB – 28.09.20

Your child learned the letter sounds m, a, s, d this week

 

When writing the letter sounds we say

m – Down Maisie, up and over the mountain, up and over the mountain

a – around the apple down the leaf

s – Slither down the snake

d – Round his bottom, up his tall neck and down his feet 

 

Can you practice writing them and saying them at home? Share with us on Evidence Me what you get up to!

 

 

WB – 05.10.20

Your child learned the letter sounds t, i, n, p this week

 

When writing the letter sounds we say

t – Start at the flower, down the curl, then go across the leaves

i – down and around the insects body and a dot for his head

n – Down Nobby and back up over his net

p – down the plait and around the pirates face

WB – 12.10.20

This week your child learned the letter sounds g, o, c, k.

 

When writing the letter sounds we say

g – around the girls face down her hair and give her a curl

o – all around the orange

c – curl around the caterpillar

k – down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg

Try your best to practice them at home, can you say the letter sound and also write it? We would love if you could share all your lovely learning with us on Evidence Me!

WB – 19.10.20

This week we enjoyed learning the letter sounds u, b, f and e 

 

When writing the letter sounds we say

u – down and under, up to the top and draw a puddle

b – down the laces to the heel, round the toe

f – down the stem and draw the leaves

e – lift of the top and scoop the egg

WB – 02.11.2020

 

This week we were blown away by all children in reception! We played phonics games, practiced all the letters sounds that we have been learnt so far and did lots of Fred talk. We enjoyed recapping and consolidating learning this week before we move on to any new letter sounds next week!

 

We would love if you could begin writing and practicing the Fred talk/Green words at home, you could share this with us on Evidence Me!

 

 

WB – 9.11.20

This week we enjoyed learning the letter sounds l, h, r and j

When writing the letter sounds we say

l – down the long leg

h – Down the head to the hooves and over his back

r – down his back and curl over his arm

j - down his body, curl and dot

Can you practice reading the words below at home?

jug mop  rat  cot  kit  top  got  get  log  lit


 

WB – 16.11.20

 

This week we enjoyed learning the letter sounds v, y, w and z

When writing them we say

v - down a wing up a wing

y - down a horn up a horn and under his head

w - down, up, down, up

z - zig, zag, zig

 

Can you practice the words below at home?

zig  yet  vet  yes  wet  wit 

23.11.20

This week we have been learning sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’):

 

X - Down the arm and leg and repeat the other side

qu - Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair

sh - Slither down the snake, down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

th - Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

30.11.20

This week we have continued to learn sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’):

 

qu - Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair

sh - Slither down the snake, down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

th - Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

ch - Curl round the caterpillar, then go down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

7.12.20

This week we have been consolidating the letter sounds and letter friends that your child has been learning in school. We focused on the letter sounds and letter friends shown below again this week.

 

qu - Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair

sh - Slither down the snake, down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

th - Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

ch - Curl round the caterpillar, then go down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

14.12.20

This week we have been consolidating the letter sounds and letter friends that your child has been learning in school. We have also been practicing Fred talk. Can you practice some of the words written below with your child?

 

qu - Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair

sh - Slither down the snake, down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

th - Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

ch - Curl round the caterpillar, then go down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

 

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