Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. They are taught how to:

  •  recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
  •  identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make – such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and
  •  blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

Helping your children to recognise the sounds and regularly read them in words will really help them to succeed with their reading. Please click on the video below to listen to the pronunciation of the sounds

Throughout our infant classes we use ‘Read Write Inc’ to teach phonics and reading.  Follow this link to find out more

Follow this link for Read Write Inc’s top tips for parents