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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

Reading

Learning to Read and Write

 

We teach daily Phonics lessons that are interactive, engaging and fun. Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write. Children are taught how to:

 

  • Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes
  • Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make e.g. sh and ee
  • Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word

 

Children can then use this knowledge to segment and blend new words that they hear or see.

 

Why phonics?

 

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way- starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex- it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read.

 

During your child’s first year at school, they will learn all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. We learn two sounds a week, following them in order from left to right as shown on the images below (s, a, t, p, i, n etc).

Phase 2 Sounds

Phase 3 Sounds

Children are also taught Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words. These are words that we cannot sound out (high frequency words).

Phase 2 and 3 Tricky Words

Helping your child with reading at home

 

A useful website to help with practising phonics at home:

 

This clip is a brief summary of almost all Cued Articulation hand signs as written and designed by Jane Passy. Taken from Jane Passy's book "Cued Articulation: Consonants and Vowels" Revised edition (2010), Acer Press.

 

Use this clip to learn how the phonics sounds are pronounced. Please ignore the hand signs as we do not use these:

Cued Articulation, Jane Passy - summary of all sounds and handsigns

This is just a brief summary of almost all Cued Articulation hand signs (excluding the triphthongs) as written and designed by Jane Passy. I own none of the ...

Jolly Phonics Songs are used at the beginning of each lesson, please use this video to help your child learn the songs.

 

Phonics A- Z JOLLY SONGS

Jolly Phonics

List of Core Books

Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH

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