With our early readers we use Twinkle Phonics - a systematic, synthetic phonics programme. Below is a powerpoint presentation introducing you to Twinkl phonics and some of the terminology you will need to know.
There are actions to each of the phonemes which are also attached and films from You Tube will show you how the sounds are said and how we do the actions.
Teaching children to read is an essential part of their learning. Reading is a skill that helps to develop vocabulary and improve understanding of words. In synthetic phonics lessons, children learn the relationship between letters and sounds. Teaching them to recognise the sounds each letter makes and how to put them together, enables them to read. It also helps with spelling as they learn how to break up words into sounds, in order to spell them. The idea that surrounds synthetic phonics is that once they are comfortable with the letters and sounds that make up words, children should even be able to read ‘nonsense’ words that don’t actually exist in the English language.
Lessons are taught daily in KS1 and EYFS and decodable reading books are also provided, matched to the children’s phonic level through the use of Rhino Readers and other appropriate phonic texts. We use both individual and guided reading to teach reading alongside phonics.