Phonics Workshop at St Leonards Guidance for parents & carers: November 2014

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Phonics Workshop at St Leonards Guidance for parents &amp; carers: November 2014 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Letters &amp; Sounds Six Phases from Pre-School to Year 2 Daily phonics sessions with a teacher or Teaching Assistant. Some children may receive additional sessions according to their needs. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Some definitions A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word A grapheme is a letter or group of letters representing a single phoneme: t ch igh </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Oral Blending &amp; Blending &amp; Segmenting Oral Blending - Hearing a series of spoken sounds and merging them together to make a spoken word. No text is used. For example, when a teacher calls out b u s, the children say bus. This skill is usually taught before blending and reading printed words. Blending - Recognising the letter sounds in a written word, for example c u p, and merging or synthesising them in the order in which they are written to pronounce the word cup. Segmenting - Identifying the individual sounds in a spoken word, for example h i m, and writing down or manipulating letters for each sound to form the word him. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Letters and Sounds Phase two: Reception Class Children begin to learn the 44 sounds in the English language, starting with the phonemes. Phonics sessions are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and games </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Letters and Sounds Phase three: Reception Class Children will learn another 25 sounds, some made up of more than one letter, eg: oa as in boat Your child will also learn all the letter names in the alphabet and how to form them correctly </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Letters and Sounds Phase four and five: By Phase 4 children are able to represent each of 42 phonemes by a grapheme. Children will be able to blend and segment CVC words for reading and spelling. Phase 4 is consolidation of childrens knowledge. Children are encouraged to practice blending for reading and segmenting for spelling of adjacent consonants. Phase 5 children will learn the alternative pronunciations of graphemes including split digraphs. </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Letters and Sounds Year 1 Phonics Check In June all Year One children will be expected to undertake a phonics check. The aim: to check that children are making progress in phonics. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> KS1 Reading Comprehension: Who, What, Where, Why, When ??? Deduction Inference Prediction </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> How to help at home Reading lots of stories together, e.g. having a regular bedtime story Singing lots of nursery rhymes and action songs Have a go at making up some nonsense songs together! Talking about the different sounds you hear when you are out and about </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> How to help at home Magnetic letters - Find out which letters have been taught have fun finding these. Making little words together it, up, am, met, pick. As you select the letters, say them aloud: a-m am, m-e-t met. Breaking words up- Robot voices: Can you get your c-oa-t, Put on your s-o-ck etc. Dont forget! - Praise, dont criticise. Little whiteboards and pens, and magic boards, are a good way for children to try out spellings and practise their handwriting. Make or buy an alphabet poster. Play tricky word games e.g. fast find, pairs </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Phonics (&amp; reading) Websites (games) res (games) (games) (resources) </li> </ul>