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Phonics and Reading

At the start of Y2, we will revise the phonics learning that we gained in Y1 and will study specifically the many alternative pronunciations for graphemes (letters) that we already recognise. For example, we already know that 'e' makes an /eh/ sound as in the word egg and lesson. In the Autumn term, we will remember that 'e' can also make an /ee/ sound as in the words he and fever.

 

Visit the Little Wandle website to find lots of helpful hints and tips to support your child at home.

 

How to share a book with your child:

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: 

‘I wonder if… what do you think?’

‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 

  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: 

‘So, you think that…’

‘Did you expect…to happen?’

‘Why do you think that happened?’

  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: 

‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’

‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’

  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: 

‘Have you learnt about…at school?’

‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’

  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: 

‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’

‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

 

Click here to print your very own mat to help your child select the correct grapheme for the phonemes that they can hear.

 

FLASHCARDS are a great way to reinforce taught graphemes and phonemes. Click here to print your very own set.

 

 

ROCKET WORDS

 

Your child will bring a new rocket each week. This will include decodable words (words which they can read independently) and tricky words (words which they can't blend yet). Each of these words will have been used in our phonics teaching throughout the week.

 

Take the time to practice reading and spelling each of these words to help your child become a fluent and confident reader.

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