Due to the COVID pandemic, there are a number of children within Y2 and lower KS2 with significant gaps in their phonetic knowledge. Those children with phonological gaps in understanding will be targeted through tailored catch up provision and Lexia support. Pupils will be identified as needing phonics intervention through assessment of their reading, writing and spelling. Catch up phonics sessions will follow all the principles and practices as set out above and in Floppy’s Phonics guidance. The children will also receive a reading book closely matched to their ability. Following teacher assessment, those children in KS2 who are identified as significantly below, will access either the Floppy’s Phonics scheme books or the Project X reading scheme depending on their ability in order to address any gaps in phonetic knowledge, to focus on reading fluency as well as developing their comprehension skills. Children accessing this scheme, will be provided with 1:1 reading, three times per week to accelerate progress.
We encourage parents to support their children with their early reading and phonics at home as often as possible to allow the children to consolidate their learning from school.
Children will bring home their phonics folders daily. We encourage children and adults at home to share the children’s learning together to reinforce new learning and to revisit previous learning. Click on the image above for a breakdown of the contents of the phonics folder and how this can be used at home to support your child.
Below are some helpful links to videos that provide additional information and support on various aspects of phonics learning including the pronunciation of sounds as well as segmenting and blending.
Audio Guide: How to say the sounds.
There are 26 letters of the alphabet but they make 44 sounds. Use our audio guide to hear all 44 phonic sounds, on their own and in example words.
How to say the sounds video
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.
Ruth Miskin gives 10 great ideas for supporting phonics.