If the children know the shape of the letters and can form them correctly, it can help them to enjoy recording their ideas in writing. It means that the children don't have to use their 'working memory' to think about how the make the letters and they can concentrate on what they want to say.
I appreciate that it can be a little dull to practise letters, but there are some ways to make it more interesting/ easier to remember:
The children's log in details should be in the front of their Reading Records.
I created these slides to help prepare the children for the Phonics Screen Check.
This is roughly how the words will appear in the Screen Check: The words with aliens next to them are 'pseudo words' or 'fake words'. These are used to check that the children aren't just recognising the words. (For more information on how these are marked, see the document below the list of Powerpoint files) The blank words are real words.
We will use these in class to practise and revise sounds. Feel free to use them to practise with your child at home.
In class, we sound out all the sounds, count the number of sounds and then blend them together. We also talk about how to break up longer words into chunks and blend each chunk before trying to blend the whole word. e.g. sh-ar-m-ir-k -> shar - mirk -> sharmirk
We also talk about how, if it is a real word, we need to listen to what we say and think about whether it sounds like a word we know. If not, try the word again and think about any sounds that might be different so that we make a word we recognise. e.g. remind - a child might read it with the short 'i' sound - what could be different to make it into a word you know?
|phonics - revision of various sounds..pptx||Download|
|phonics -breaking up longer words.pptx||Download|
|phonics -long a sound.pptx||Download|
|phonics slides - split vowel digraphs (1).pptx||Download|
|phonics slides - split vowel digraphs.pptx||Download|
|phonics slides - ue.pptx||Download|
|phonics slides - wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey.pptx||Download|
|_phonics slides - soft g and c, long i,o and u.pptx||Download|
Key Stage 1 Assessment Framework (End of Year 2 assessment)
Throughout the year the children's learning will provide them with the opportunity to show the skills that they need. In the summer term, I will look back at the children's work to identify whether each child has achieved each point. The children must show all the criteria to be assessed as 'expected'.
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In Ruby Class we follow The letters and Sounds scheme to teach the children Phonics.
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