Parents Guide to Phonics
Below is the link to the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle website.
Support for phonics
These four videos show you how to produce the sounds. Notice how th echidlrem don't add an 'uh' sound at the end, so they say: 't' not 'tuh'. Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.
Parent Information: Our School Approach to Phonics
Parent Information: Our School Approach to Early Reading
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2
Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1
The resources on this page will help you support your child saying the phonemes (sounds) and writing the graphemes (letters).
There are also useful videos so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home.
What is the phonics screening check?
The phonics screening check is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support to improve their reading skills. They will then be able to retake the check in Year 2 so that we can track children until they are able to decode.
The screening check is for all Year 1 pupils and children in Year 2 who previously did not meet the standard of the check in Year 1. It is a statutory requirement to carry out the screening check. It will be a short, simple screening check to make sure that all children have grasped fundamental phonic skills. It comprises a list of 40 words and non-words, which a child will read one-to-one with a teacher.