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Phonics for Families

 

Phonics at Key Stage One

At Hobbs Hill Wood, we teach phonics using the government recommended programme called, ‘Letters and Sounds’.

‘Letters and Sounds’ suggests a fast paced, clearly progressed phonic programme that takes children through six phases.

Children  progress through the phases at different speeds. In order to make this learning relevant to all children, we have grouped them according to the phase they are at.
Phonics are taught in daily twenty minute sessions. A variety of short activities make up these sessions.

We also use Jolly Phonics to support this. Jolly Phonics teaches the children different actions to help the children remember the sounds.

Below is a list of the different sounds and tricky words your child will be taught at each learning phase.

In Phase 2 children will be practising blending sounds for reading and learning to read tricky words. Children will be given spellings to learn and practise from Phase 3 – 6.

In June we will have a statutory Phonics Screening test carried out by your class teacher with each child individually.

If you require any further information please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Phase 1

Children are encouraged to listen to sounds in their environment.

Ask your child questions eg, ‘What can you hear?, how do you know?’

 

Phase 2

The following sounds are taught:

Set 1:      s    a    t     p

Set 2:      i      n    m   d

Set 3:       g    o    c     k

Set 4:       ck    e    u     r

Set 5:       h      b    f,ff    l,ll     ss

The children learn one set per week and are taught to blend sounds as they learn them. 

Tricky words:

a

an

as

at

if

in

is

it

of

off

on

can

dad

had

back

and

get

big

him

his

not

got

up

mum

but

the

to

I

no

go

into

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 3

Set 6:      j     v    w    x

Set 7:      y    z,zz       qu

The following graphemes are taught...

ch        sh        th (as in that)                       th (as in think)

ng (as in strong)    ai(as in paid)              ee (as in week)          igh (as in night)

oa (as in coat)                       oo (as in wood)          oo (as in moon)          ar (as in car)               

or(as in torn)            ur (as in turn)                       ow (as in cow)                        oi (as in coin)            

ear (as in ear)           air (as in air)                         ure (as in sure)         er (as in her)

Tricky words:

will

that

this

then

them

with

see

for

now

down

look

too

he

she

we

me

be

was

you

they

all

are

my

her

 

Phase 4

Children are taught to blend and segment a variety of words, shown below

Consonant Vowel Consonant Consonant words eg. Tent

CCVC words eg. Frog

CCVCC words eg. Crisp

CCCVCC words eg. Shrink

Tricky words:

went

It’s

from

children

just

help

said

have

like

so

do

some

come

were

there

little

one

when

out

what

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 5

Children are taught the alternative spellings for the sounds they learned in Phase 3.

ai ee igh oa oo o oar or u row oi ear air ure er

Tricky words:

don’t

old

I’m

by

time

house

about

your

day

made

came

make

here

saw

very

put

oh

their

people

Mr

Mrs

looked

called

asked

could

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 6

Mainly concerns itself with teaching spelling.

  • We look at how to use and spell past tense words
  • We learn rules to help us make correct spelling choices
  • We learn how to add suffixes eg, ed, ing, ly, est, ful, s, es,
  • We learn how to proof read

 

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