Your child now has their very own phonics folder. This is so they can consolidate their knowledge of letter names and sounds at home with yourselves.
Inside the folder you will find a set of photocopies of the letters we have already learnt. They show you how to write the letter correctly and also an action to help your child remember the sound.
There is also a sheet with a grid of words. These are words that contain the letter-sound correspondences we have learnt in school, so your child should be able to have a go at reading them.
Your child will need to bring their phonics folder to school everyday so we can add new sounds as and when we learn them.
Please take the time to practise with your child. Phonics is an important part of your child's education as it gives them the knowledge they will need to read and write.
Below are some links to the songs we have learnt in class to help us remember the letter names and the sounds they make.
We are making fantastic progress in phonics. We are learning lots of sounds which we are using read and write words. You will see in your child's phonics folders that we have added some jolly phonics word lists. These are words that use the sounds your child has learnt in class. Sound out and blend to read the word.
Your child also has a list of high frequency words that are made up of the sounds we have covered. It will benefit your child to eventually recognise these words by sight (without sounding out) as this will help them become a more fluent reader. In the meantime, until your child can read these words by sight, encourage them to sound them out.
Looking at the sound sheets and words on a regular basis will increase your child's confidence.