Now we have settled into school we are learning and continuing to learn our sounds, and the following things happen:
- We have our very own Sound Book
- Throughout the week we will be taught new sounds, letter formations, formation rhymes and songs (with an action - these are so important in helping us to remember them).
- we will also be taught some key words
- Each week a new sound sheet showing all the sounds and words that we have been taught will be added to our Sound Books. The sheets show how to form each letter and a rhyme to help with it's formation. Please encourage your child to say the little rhyme as they form each letter. There is also Jolly Phonics song and actions to help us learn each sound and word too.
- We must bring our Sound Books back to school every Monday please, ready to be collected in and our new sounds and words put in.
In Year 1
The children continue to have daily phonics lessons. We ask children to continue to practise consolidating their phonics by reading daily in order to apply what they are learning at school.
What is Phonics?
The alphabet contains only 26 letters. Spoken English uses about 44 sounds (phonemes). These phonemes are represented by letters (graphemes). In other words, a sound can be represented by a letter (e.g. ‘s’ or ‘h’) or a group of letters (e.g. ‘th’ or ‘ear’).
Once children begin learning sounds, they are used quickly to read and spell words.
There are six phases of letters and sounds taught from Nursery to Year 2.
Within Phonics there are lots of words we use that have specific meanings. Click on the link below for their definitions...