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Phenomenal Phonics in Reception!

10 November 2016

We have been working hard every day in Reception to learn our new sounds. We use the Letters and Sounds programme just like in England.

  • Reception phonics lesson
  • Reception phonics lesson
  • Reception phonics lesson
  • Reception phonics lesson

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. 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.

In Reception we have just finished phase 2 of phonics, with the children learning sounds such as s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o and c. As the children build up a bank of sounds they are able to blend them together for example c-a-t… cat, p-i-n… pin and d-u-ck… duck.

We learn phonics in lots of fun ways including playing games such as ‘what’s in the box’, ‘guess the letter’, ‘make a match’ and ‘what’s my initial sound’. The children in Dolphins class love phonics and feel like big children now that they are taking their own reading books home!

In the Dolphins class we have been making excellent progress in phonics and now all of the children are able to write CVC words and are beginning to read CVC words as some tricky words such as: no, go and so as well as high frequency words such as: and, the, is.

Have a look at what the children have been up to in our most recent phonics.


By Maddison O'Beirne

Reception Dolphins Class Teacher

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