Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write and it is taught daily in our EYFS (Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) classes. The children are taught in small groups and the sessions are fun and active. We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phase progression to teach Phonics at Livingstone.
Phonics teaches children to:
- tune into sounds
- recognise the sounds (phonemes) that each individual letter and combinations of letters make
- blend sounds together to read words
- segment words for spelling
Below you will find some presentations and booklets which detail the teaching of Phonics at each phase as well as some handy tips for supporting your child’s Phonics learning at home.
Year 1 children will take part in the Phonics Screening Check. This check usually takes place in June and shows how well each child uses their phonics skills for reading. During the check, children are asked to read 40 words including real and pseudo (non-real) words.
Some useful websites include:
The articulation of phonemes is very important and you will find the following video useful in showing the correct pronunciation of each sound (phoneme): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s