Class 1M have been working hard on trying to improve our understanding of phonics. This refers to the physical sounds that we can hear in different words as they are broken down into single letters. Working in small groups, Class 1M used the whiteboard to display a different picture of an everyday object. We read out what the individual words spelt, and then thought about each sound that we can hear at the start, middle and end of the word. Examples included milk, sock and lemon.
We encouraged the pupils to match up the verbal phonic sound with the relevant written letters. Class 1M will be continuing this phonic work throughout the summer term. We will support each pupil and give plenty of encouragement to help them feel confident when pronouncing the words in class.