Being able to spot the sounds that letters make when they are put with other letters is vital for helping the children to decode tricky words when they are reading and writing. The ability to recognise these sounds will help to make your children into fluent readers and excellent spellers! 

We follow Letters & Sounds for daily phonic's lessons and supplement this with Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics. 

If you have a computer, try these games at home...

Picnic On Pluto Game- great one for segmenting real and nonsense words

Picture Match- practise blending sounds to read words and match them to the pictures

Use the link above to access lots of free games, mostly aimed at initial phonics skills but fun and great for reinforcing sounds and blending simple words.

We LOVE these games! Especially Dragon's Den and Buried Treasure! They are great for sounding out real and non sense words- 'trash or treasure'.....

In Year 1, every child will have a Phonics Screening Test in the Summer Term. We will invite parents in for an information meeting prior to the test to let you know how the test will take place and share ideas for how you can support your children at home.