Hi there, I have a very small (8 children) mixed FS1 and FS2 class. One boy in FS2 is really struggling with phonics. The other two children in FS2 are able to blend and segment words for which they’ve learned the GPCs. They can read books within their phonic knowledge (halfway through phase 3) and understand what they have read. I would say that they are both working at an expected level. It’s worth noting that our school year starts in January so we’re coming up to the end of the first term. This boy can recall the sounds made by s, a, t, p, i, m - but not consistently. He can’t blend but can find items or pictures to match words that I sound talk. He can’t identify initial sounds or rhyme either. At the moment, he joins the other FS2 children for phonics, then has a 1:1 session with me which is usually a game to practise identifying phonemes or graphemes, or a soundtalk activity. He’s been doing similar activities for the best part of a term and is making a little progress but I feel like there might be more I can try. So, does anyone have suggestions of activities, techniques etc to support a child who is struggling to recall GPCs consistently and whois not able to blend?