There is a substantial body of evidence which demonstrates that systematic synthetic phonics is the most effective method for teaching all children to read. Phonics teaches children how to recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes, identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make, and blend these sounds together to make a word. Children can then use this knowledge to decode new words that they see. This is the first important step in learning to read.
We use a systematic approach for the teaching of phonics. Phonics is crucial for your child to begin to learn to read and write. We begin phonics within the first few weeks of starting school.
Phonics games to play at home
Initial Sound Match: Click below to download a copy of this PDF. Cut out the picture and grapheme (letter) cards then enjoy matching them.
I Spy: This popular game encourages children to think about the sounds at the start of words. To play, choose something you can see at that moment and say 'I spy with my little eye, something beginning with...' then allow your child to guess what it might be. Take turns to continue the game.
Pick a Picture: Clink here to visit this website based reading game. The aim is to match the correct picture to a short word.