Friday 8 October 2010


In September the Early Years Team ran a workshop for parents about phonics- thank you to those parents who attended!

Your children have been working really hard at learning the first phonemes (letter sounds) and are really excited about teaching you the actions and how to say the phoneme sounds correctly.

Phoneme 'a'

Phoneme 's'

Phoneme 't'

Phoneme 'p'

Phoneme 'n'

Phoneme 'i'

Phoneme 'c' 'k' 'ck' (all of these graphemes make the same sound)

Phoneme 'd'

Phoneme 'g'

If you would like to check how to say some of the sounds try this youtube video clip the video is called 'Phonics Literacy - Letters and Sounds of the Alphabet'

Last week we went on a phoneme hunt around the classroom. We were looking for 's'.

Below you can see Grace at the phoneme table. She is sorting the items in the basket. Items that begin with 's' go in one pot, items that begin with 'a' go in another pot.

We have been practising the phoneme songs in our recap session. Have a listen...


In book bags this week was a sheet to help support your child with the first stages of reading. The following clip shows you how we read each phoneme together and then blend them.


  1. I like it!

    Josh, Elm Class(Y5)

  2. I am delighted to see your work Maple class. I look forward to seeing the photographs of the farm visit. Mrs Parker

  3. I love this blog spot hope to see more from the rest of the school ms Walker