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Phonics in Year One

We would like to thanks those who came to the 'Phonics Screening Meeting' with Miss Oakley on Thursday 23rd February. If you were unable to make it, please see attached PowerPoint below.

 

What is phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. They are taught how to:

  •  recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;

  •  identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and

  •  blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

Read Write Inc Speed Sounds: Set 1 This video is aimed to help you understand what each of the sounds in Set 1 sound like.

Read Write Inc Speed Sounds: Set 2 This video is aimed to help you understand what each of the sounds in Set 2 sound like.

Read Write Inc.

At Linaker we use Read Write Inc to help children learn to read. It has been used for many years in schools and has supported children to enjoy reading and make good progress. RWi also helps children to talk about and understand what they have read. Reading helps children develop their vocabulary and learn new things independently. We want all children to enjoy reading. Children will be taught in mixed groups by trained staff. First children learn a simple code to help them read. Then they learn more complex sounds.

Fred the Frog

Fred is a frog puppet who says, reads and spells words in pure sounds; he never says the whole word so the children do this for him. He never adds ‘uh’ after a consonant sound e.g. fuh, luh (a slight ‘uh’ cannot be helped when saying the sounds b, g, d, j, w and y). Here you can find a video on the correct pronunciation of sounds.

Children are taught to ‘Fred’ talk words by sounding out and blending to read.   m_a_t  Children are taught to spell by hearing and saying sounds in a word before writing them down. We call this using ‘Fred’ fingers.

 

Grapheme

A grapheme is one letter or group of letters used to write one sound, e.g. the sound ‘f’ can be written with the grapheme f (fun), ff (huff) and ph (phone).

 

Syllables

Syllables are chunks within long words.

 

Root

The root is the part of the word that gives the most meaning.

 

Adding Suffixes

You also need to know how to add a suffix to a word like this…

-ed (as in jumped)

-ing (as in playing)

-er (as in cooler)

-est (as in greatest)

-ful (as in grateful)    

-y (as in tidy)

 

Alternative Pronunciations

 

 

 

 

 

i

pin

find

 

 

ow

cow

blow

 

 

 y

yes

by

very

 

o

hot

cold

 

 

ie

tie

field

 

 

ch

chin

school

chef

 

c

cat

cent

 

 

ea

eat

bread

 

 

ou

out

could

you

shoulder

 g

got

giant

 

 

a

hat

what

What does the Year One Phonics screening consist of?


We Have Had 5 7 8 4 5 Visitors
  • Linaker Primary School
  • Sefton Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 5DB
  • E-mail:  office@linaker.org.uk
  • Telephone:  01704532343
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