Birdwell SchoolPhonics and Spelling Workshop
WALT:Share how phonics is taught in Key Stage 1 outline terminology and structure
Share examples of activities and resources we use to teach phonics
Share websites which parents can use to support their children
Give you an opportunity to ask questions
Phonics is all about using skills for reading and spellingknowledge of the alphabet+
Learning phonics will help your child to become a good reader and writer.
Every child in KS1 and lower KS2 has a 20 minute daily phonics or spelling session at their level.
Children are brilliant at moving to their phonics groups and working really hard for the short burst of phonics and spelling time.
Every day the children have 20 minutesessions of phonics. It is a fast paced approach. Lessons encompass a range of games, writing on whiteboards and exploration of patterns and rules.There are 6 phonics phases which the children work through at their own pace. Daily Phonics
Phonic terms your child will learn at schoolPhonemeGraphemeBlendingSegmentingDigraphSplit digraphTrigraphPhoneme frame Sound buttonTricky words
Phonemes: The smallest units of sound that are found within a wordGrapheme: The spelling of the sound e.g. thDiagraph: Two letters that make one sound when readSplit diagraph: Two letters that make one long vowel sound but that are split by a consonant e.g. hopeTrigraphs: Three letters that make one soundSegmenting is breaking up a word into its sounds. Blending : Putting the sounds together to read a wordTricky words: Words that cannot easily be decoded.
Phonics Screening check Year 1A new statutory assessment for all children in Year 1It is designed to confirm whether individual children have learned phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. 40 words that children read 1:1 with a teacherA combination of real words and psuedo-words or alien words.
If children do not meet the required pass mark for the check, then additional phonic support will be put in place, if needed.
In Years 1 and 2
Typical lesson 4 part lesson - usually up to 20 minutes.
Revisit/Review practise previously learned letters or graphemes
Teach Teach new graphemes. Teach one or two new tricky words.
Practise Practise blending and reading words with new GPC. Practise segmenting for spelling words with new GPC.
Apply Read or write a caption or sentence using one or more tricky words and words containing the grapheme.
Phase 5 Teach new graphemes for reading ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e Learn alternative pronunciations of graphemes (the same grapheme can represent more than one phoneme):Fin/find, hot/cold, cat/cent, got/giant, but/put, cow/blow, tie/field, eat/bread, farmer/her, hat/what, yes/by/very, chin/school/chef, out/shoulder/could/you. .
Learning all the variations!Learning that the same phoneme can be represented in more than one way:burn
meatbreadhebedbearhearcowlowLearning that the same grapheme can represent more than one phoneme:
Learning all the variations!
Teaching the split digraphtietime
The children love reading alien words!fawsting
A Real Treat!Tom was very happy. It was the weekend and he was off to thebeach with his mum and dad, his puppy and baby Pete.Help me pack the green bag, said Mum. We need sun cream andlots to eat.
Tom got into his seat in the back of the car and the puppy got onhis knee. Pete held his toy sheep. Off they went. Beep! Beep!At the end of the street there was a big truck. It had lost a wheel.Oh, no, said Tom. Well be here for a week!Dad went to speak to the driver to see if he could help. They putthe wheel back on. Then Dad said, I must hurry, we need to get tothe beach.At last they got to the sea. Tom and Pete had an ice cream. Mumand Dad had a cup of tea. The puppy went to sleep under a tree.
Phase 6Phase 6 focuses on spellings and learning rules for spelling alternatives. Children look at syllables, base words, analogy and mnemonics.Children might learn about past tense, rules for adding ing and irregular verbstion and sion words..\Phonics\T-L-234-Memory-Strategies-For-Spelling-Display-Posters.pdf
Is there anything I can do at home?
How can I help at home?
When spelling, encourage your child to think about what looks right.
Have fun trying out different optionswipe clean whiteboards are good for trying out spellings.
tray trai rain rayn boil boyl boy boi throat throwt snow snoa
BingoThere are lots of ideas in your pack to help you be as creative as you can to help your child to learn their sounds/tricky words.
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Use sound mats to support quick recallHave fun making alien words put sounds together to make real and not real wordsPlay phonic games there are lots of useful websites Have lots of good quality reading books available use the Library with your child Read everyday with your child if possible as well as hearing them read, share stories before bedtime and let them catch you reading too!www.phonicsplay.com is a really useful website
**Phoneme frames, sound buttons, full circle, countdown, flashcards, buried treasure********