Our school uses the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Here are some links to websites with information and games linked to each ‘Phase’ of the Letters and Sounds programme.
The Department for Education has produced videos on its YouTube channel, to use at home to support the “Letters and Sounds” programme followed in school in Reception and Year 1. Follow the link below:
I will upload a weekly phonics plan based on what we would be learning in class in our daily phonic lessons, with suggested activities and ways to teach each sound.
Every week, I will upload a reading comprehension for you to complete weekly with your children. If you would like to do more of these, then there’s lots of different ones you can download on twinkl.
When completing these, please can you get your child to read these to you and support them with any words that they need help with, such as unfamiliar words.
If there any words that your child isn’t familiar with, then discuss the meanings of these words to continue to develop their vocabulary.
When we complete reading comprehensions in class, we also practise speed-reading. You could give them a set time such as 5 or 10 minutes. How much can they read in this time? Get them to mark with a pencil where they got to. Then, repeat this again using the same allocated time from the first attempt and see if they can read further.
When looking at answering the questions, we focus on the retrieval of the answers. Can they scan the text and find the answer? Can they circle or underline the answer in the text before writing the answer down?
Reading and Phonics Links and Activities
Below you will find links to some great reading activities and reading sites that you could use. The best way to get better at reading is by reading! Read everything and anything – books, cereal boxes, signs on your lovely walks and read your work back to your parents.
Phonics Play: Here you can play lots of fun games linked to our phonics and also print resources too.
Oxford Owls Reading Books: these are currently free to read online and can be linked to your child’s age and phonics level. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Lexia: Please continue to regularly complete your Lexia activities as this is personalised learning:
60 Second Reads (Reading Comprehension) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-8670-ks1-60-second-reads-activity-pack (This is currently free to use at home.)
Common Exception Words: spot Mr. Whoops’ mistakes https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-2596-spot-mr-whoops-mistakes-y1y2-common-exceptionwords-spelling-pack