Parents and grandparents were invited to attend an, 'Introduction to Phonics' workshop. Miss Tomlinson explained what we do in school, who phonics is for, what phonics is and how we teach phonics in school. Children joined us to take part in a phonics lesson and then joined in phonics activities to demonstrate how they apply their phonic knowledge.
Year 1 parents and grandparents were invited to a meeting to help them understand the phonics screening check their child will take in June. Lots of information was discussed as well as how parents and grandparents can help at home.
Adults were encouraged to use 'Special Friends', Fred Talk', read the word, to read words, to practise reading sounds speedily, review, review, review and to listen to their child read their Read, Write Inc story book everyday.
Adults were also reminded about the free video tutorials on the website www.ruthmiskin.com
How can your adults help you with phonics?
In Nursery children begin their phonics journey by working through the stages of phonological awareness. They work through structured activities and materials that are used to teach early phonological awareness skills, paving the way for the systematic teaching of phonics, Read Write Inc. (RWI) later on in the year. We focus on:
After covering all these areas, most children will begin learning their set one sounds.
Useful websites for Parents
Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.
http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - many games to play
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ - fun games for the children to play
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - fun games for the children to play
http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm - fun games for the children to play and information for parents
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/ - fun games for the children to play
http://www.starfall.com/ - fun games for the children to play
http://www.firstschoolyears.com/ - fun games for the children to play
Sparklebox - lots of resources to print off and help you support your child at home
BBC Bitesize - many games to play covering all areas of the curriculum