What is Phonics?
Your child will be taught two crucial things when they are learning to read using phonics:
- How sounds are represented by written letters. For example, they will be taught that the letter ‘m’ represents an mmm sound.
- How sounds can be blended together to make words. For example, they will be taught that the sounds of the letters ‘c-a-t’ blend together to make the word ‘cat’.
Phase 1 is for nursery children, phases 2 and 3 for reception, phases 4 and 5 for Year 1 and phase 6 for Year 2's.
The following websites will support you and your children in learning to read together.
If you click on the following link: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. You can then access phonics games for free. There are worksheets available to print if you choose to do so.