Phonics at Duke Street

What is Phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. A Phoneme is the sounds that a letter makes. In Phonics lessons, we teach children that each letter has a name and a sound. 

A Grapheme is the way we write the sound down on paper, essentially, it is what the letter looks like. 

Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. Children will learn to recognise the grapheme too. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.

At Duke Street we use the phonics scheme Red Rose Phonics.


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