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Dear Parents: Our school closes for the summer break on Friday 10th July 2020 +++ School reopens to ALL children on TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2020 +++ Please see the CORONAVIRUS UPDATES page under the KEY INFORMATION tab below for more details and important information
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Spring I

In Spring I we recap the sounds that the children did not know from phase 2 when we tested them before the Christmas holiday.

Autumn II

We are now starting to teach the phase 2 sounds.

Each day your child will have whole class phonics where they sit in lines and write on white boards.

Below are the sounds we are learning each week.

Autumn I

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.

  1. Knowing that they use their ears to listen with.
  2. Differentiating between different sounds e.g naming sounds in the environment or pairing musical instruments.
  3. Make loud and quiet sounds.
  4. Copying voice sounds.
  5. Creating sounds for a picture e.g. a train.
  6. Join in with action rhymes.
  7. Copy a rhythm using sounds made with their body e.g. clapping, stamping, tapping.
  8. Clap out the rhythm of a word.
  9. Say the number of syllables in a word.
  10. Repeating initial sounds.
  11. Sayiong the initial sounds of words.
  12. Orally blending sounds.
  13. orally segmenting sounds.

We will also be getting the children to repeat rhyming strings, match objects that rhyme and continue a rhyming string.

Alongside this we will be teaching sight words. These are words that the children need to look at and recognise without sounding out. A list of these can be found in theblue reading record.