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EYFS Weekly Updates 22/03/2019 from Ms. Julie Walton

Learning to read and write is a crucial part of every child’s learning as it will impact everything that they do in their future lives. At The British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi, we start teaching phonics in F3. As part of this learning, we use the Read Write Inc scheme of work. 

EYFS phonic programme 1

As part of this learning, we use the Read Write Inc scheme of work. The children learn to read, write and speak out different letters. We use the letters they have learnt to make words. We teach them how to segment and then blend the letters together. All the children in F3 now know 17 sounds out of the generally accepted 44 sounds in English.  Interestingly, there are approximately 150 in Vietnamese.

If you are not sure how to say these sounds, then please do look at the YouTube link below. You can also go to the Ruth Miskin website for advice and support on reading and sounding out the words through blending and segmenting activities. 

To support your children with their learning, we play lots of phonic games with them where they have to match the words and letters together. You can make some of these simple games at home by collecting bottle tops, stones or shells and by writing letters on them for your children to match up to the words. We also use a variety of online phonic games. Here are a few of our favourites which you can try and use at home:


Miss Julie Walton

Head of Early Years