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Phonics

Phonics in Year 1

 

All children in Year 1 have a daily phonic lesson following the Letters and Sounds Programme, more information on this programme can be found here:

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html.

 

 


Children will be building on their phonic knowledge from Reception and will continue to become more confident in reading words with the phonemes below. Children will be reading both real and pseudo words (alien words) containing these phonemes. Pseudo words are made up words e.g. quork, blurst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 At the start of term 3 the children will learn the following phonemes:

 

 

 

 

How to pronounce these phonemes?

 

This simple clip will show you how to pronounce the phonemes (sounds) that your child will be learning at school. These ‘pure sounds’ help the children to blend and segment for reading and writing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

The following website has short video clips for each phase in letters and sounds showing how to pronounce the different phonemes.

 

http://mrthorne.com

 

 

 

 

Phonic Terminology

 

Glossary of terms your child will be learning at school and hopefully will be using at home:

 

Digraph

Two letters making one sound e.g. sh, th, ph

Vowel digraph

Two vowels that together make one sound e.g. ea, ai, oo,

Grapheme

A letter or group of letters representing one sound

Split diagraphs

Two letters, split, making one sound E.g. bake, hike

Blend

To draw individual sounds together to pronounce a word, e.g. s-n-a-p blended together reads snap. Used to read words

Segment

To split a word into its individual phonemes in order to spell it. Used to help write words.

Syllable

A unit of pronunciation. Water is a two syllable word.

Polysyllabic

Words with many syllables

Compound Word

A word made up of two words that can stand by itself with its own meaning.

 

       
   
 


Your child may also talk about sound buttons this helps with segmenting and blending. Below are a few examples of how sound buttons may be used:

 

Useful Websites

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com   

 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - the children use this website in school. Some games are free but others require a subscription.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/  

 

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemeFlop_v4.html

 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome/home/reading-owl/fun-ideas

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/popup.shtml