Phonics at St Andrew's

Children at St Andrew's learn phonics through the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. which teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

 

Reading

Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes. They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases. Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice.

 

Writing

The children write every day, rehearsing out loud what they want to say, before spelling the words using the graphemes and ‘tricky’ words they know. They practise handwriting every day: sitting at a table comfortably, they learn correct letter formation and how to join letters speedily and legibly. Children’s composition (ideas, vocabulary and grammar) is developed by drawing on their own experiences and talking about the stories they read.

 

Follow these links to find...

You can watch the sounds being pronounced correctly here:

Learn your sounds with a Read Write Inc teacher online. Search for the sounds that you want to revise or learn.


 

Revision Sheets

Follow each of these links to practise and revise each sound.

 

Set 2 Sounds:

Set 3 Sounds:

Useful Websites

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris  

Mr T's Phonics

This youtube channel features Geraldine the Giraffe who is learning her letter sounds.Mr T does not follow the order of RWI but you can simply search for the phoneme you want to work on or enjoy them all!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

Alphablocks (BBC)

These videos are from the BBC and teach children all about their letter sounds. It does not follow the same order as RWI but you can search for the phonemes/graphemes you want to work on.

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Play

Lots of online games to play to revise phonemes. There are printable that you can print at home if you want extra practise. The games do not follow the same order as RWI but you can choose the phoneme/grapheme that you want to work on.

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Phonics Bloom

Online games to play to revise phonemes. The games do not follow the same order as RWI but you can choose the phoneme/grapheme that you want to work on.

 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Online reading challenge for different reading abilities.

 

https://www.phonicshero.com/

Phonics Hero

Onine phonics games. Free trial for parents! It does not follow the same order as RWI but you can still play the games with the sounds you know or what to learn.