Phonics Update

Class 3 and 4 have finished learning the phase 2 phonics sounds. The sounds the children have learned are:

s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f  ff  l  ll  ss

You may find your child is more confident with recognising and writing the earlier sounds, this is normal at this stage and children will become more confident with the sounds as we move through Phase 3.

Children have been introduced to simple digaraphs. A digraph is 2 letters that make only one sound for example the ff in the word ‘huff’ and the ss in the word ‘hiss’. Children have learned the digaraphs ff,  ll, ss and zz. Phase 3 will introduce children to lots more digraph sounds.

Children should now be increasingly confident in reading words with 2 and 3 sounds such as the words is, on, cat, mum. Children should now be identifying sounds in the words they want to write and recalling how to write some of these letters. This is something we will continue to practise.

If you are worried about your child’s progress in phonics or would like more information on how phonics is taught please make an appointment to speak to your childs class teacher.

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