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.
Introduction to Phonics
How to pronounce each sound correctly…
Here is a useful video that demonstrates how to correctly pronounce each letter sound.
How you can support your child at home…
Read a bedtime story to your child every night.
Listen to your child read to you.
Point out writing everywhere – on food labels, on your phone.
Write a shopping list.
Write to friends and relatives or even to the Teacher’s at school!
Here is a video that gives you 10 top tips to support your child to learn how to read and write…
These are Tricky Word Songs that we sing in Reception to help children to learn tricky words…
Here are two great websites with FREE interactive Phonics games...
Phonics screening check information
*If you would like any further support with Phonics then please speak to
(Phonics Lead at Duke Street)