What is phonics?
Phonics – teaching children the sounds made by individual letter or letter groups (for example, the letter “c” makes a k sound), and teaching children how to merge separate sounds together to make it one word (for example, blending the sounds k, a, t makes CAT). This type of phonics teaching is often referred to as “synthetic phonics”.
Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.
Keep in mind that most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge
At Gascoigne Primary we follow the Ruth Miskin program to teach children how to decode and read. This is known as RWI
We will be learning our sounds this term
Each week we will focus on few sounds and revisit these so that the children become confident them to recognise, say and write them independently.
Letters and sounds
Environmental sounds are important for children at this age. They are able to learn new skills such as listening, recognition, understanding and making links to real life experiences.
Why not go on a sound hunt and have FUN!
You can go outside or inside your houses a listen what sounds you can hear. Can you hear a knock on the door or can you hear cars and many more?