Class 1R have been working hard on their phonics learning for the first part of the autumn term. It is essential that the children are able to recognise the sounds that each letter makes ahead of attempting to read. We have put in place many different activities such as watching shared videos, or individual table activities.
Some of the pupils have reached the high level where they are able to recognise the sound of a letter and then write it. Other pupils are working well understanding the sound. We are using various sensory techniques to help the third group of students to make the connection between a letter and a sound.
A constant in all of this work is to continually ask the children to sound out the letters that they can hear. This is a simple task but it produces so many benefits. An example is D-O-G, with each sound being spoken. Each pupil has completed their own phonics worksheet.