Phonics and Early Reading
During November, all children in Year 2 will complete a phonics screening check. Phonics is taught daily in school but needs to be continually practised and applied. Below are some useful videos that emphasise the importance of saying the sounds correctly and for you to see how blending is taught in school.
How to say the sounds
How to blend sounds to read words
Independent Blending Guide (Read Write Inc Phonics)
Audio guide for the 44 sounds
How can I help at home?
There are lots of simple things you can do at home to help your child learn to read.
- Use flashcards to help your child learn how to blend sounds to read words (watch the 'How to blend' video as a guide)
- Read together every day, even for just ten minutes. Take a look at the free eBook library on the Oxford Owl website.
- Watch Ruth Miskin’s top 10 tips video.
- Practise reading real and nonsense words by blending (see useful websites and resources below)
For more information, please visit the Oxford Owl website.