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Phonics - Updated December

Phonics Fun


We have been loving our Phonics lesson this term and we are making so much progress!! (Scroll down to see what letters we have been learning.)


Homework ideas- 

1) Please practice reading and writing these high frequency words- The, a, and, I, go, no

2) Revise Phase 2 phonemes we've learnt playing these games:


Most importantly, have fun!! : )


Autumn Term 2020

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.


Letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time. A set of letters is taught in the following sequence. Currently both classes are learning sets 1-3

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k


As soon as each set of letters is introduced, children will be encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out words. For example, they will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap from a small selection of magnetic letters.


For an idea of how to say each sound of each look here;



You can help by teaching the following words:

Phase 2 Set 1 Letters and Words

In Set 1, the first four letters are introduced and seven words can be used for segmenting and blending (high frequency words are shown in italics):

s, a, t, p

ata, sat, pat, tap, sap, as

Phase 2 Set 2 Letters and Words

Set 2 includes four new letters. As each new letter is learnt, children will be able to sound out several new words, as follows:

i it, is, sit, sat, pit, tip, pip, sip
n an, in, nip, pan, pin, tin, tan, nap

am, man, mam, mat, map, Pam, Tim, Sam


dad, and, sad, dim, dip, din, did, Sid


Phase 2 Set 3 Letters and Words

Set 3 introduces four new letters, with 28 new decodable words suggested, including four high frequency words, shown in italics below:


g tag, gag, gig, gap, nag, sag, gas, pig, dig
o got, on, not, pot, top, dog, pop, God, Mog

can, cot, cop, cap, cat, cod


kid, kit, Kim, Ken