We are concentrating on:
Hearing and saying what the first sound of a word is.
We give the children the sounds in a word and they blend them together and say the word e.g. b-i-n bin, sh-ee-p sheep.
We give the children a word and they have to say the sounds that they can hear e.g.
hat h-a-t, pink p-i-n-k
When the children are confident orally blending and segmenting, we will then teach them the letter sounds.
Your child will be in a small group for phonics depending on what they need to learn. As they acheive each area they will be moved to the next group. When the children can orally blend and segment we will start to teach the letter sounds. Below are the different areas of phonics in phase 1.
We will also be getting the children to repeat rhyming strings, match objects that rhyme and continue a rhyming string. You can help your child at home by singing lots of different nursery rhymes and reading rhyming stories.