Term 2 2021 - Phonics

***Phonics videos for help at home - Click here***

Phonics is the study of sounds. It is one of the building blocks of linguistic development which will help to grow and develop your child’s love for reading and creative writing.

There are many benefits of teaching Phonics in early years. Phonics teaches children the qualities of each letter and how to decode letters into sounds. This is a vital skill when seeing unfamiliar words and helps children be more independent with their reading.

Phonics within EYFS

In Foundation Stage we have started learning our first letters and sounds. We have really enjoyed learning the Jolly Phonics songs and actions to help us with our reading and writing. We now feel comfortable forming and spelling some of our first words as well as reading some ‘tricky’ High Frequency words and simple CVC words. Here are some pictures of us enjoying our phonics in and around our classroom environments.

Phonics at Home in EYFS

Each week the children are sent home additional resources to support and develop their early phonetic knowledge.

Actions and Letter Formation

At Home Phonics Support Video by Miss Morris

Each week Miss Morris sends home 3-4 letter and sound videos to use while at home to support every child’s learning of Phase 2 & 3 sounds.

Click here to access all of the videos!

In Foundation Stage we also received fun sound and word recognition videos, such as:

‘We’re Going on a Sound and Word Hunt’