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.
Children are encouraged to listen to sounds in their environment.
Ask your child questions eg, ‘What can you hear?, how do you know?’
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.
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)
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
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
Mainly concerns itself with teaching spelling.