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Phonics year 1

Discussion in 'Primary' started by EBC, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. EBC

    EBC New commenter


    Can I ask if anyone can point me to a website or perhaps can you let me know, which order you will go in for phonics this year?

    I know I'll be starting to review all the sounds from reception, but once I get to air and are, I'm a bit muddled.

    I also know that everyone uses different schemes, therefore different orders. But just wondered if there was a simpler or different way to how I'm doing it now.

    Many thanks!
  2. EBF

    EBF New commenter

    My school doesn't have a scheme which meant I was a bit like you. I however stumbled across PhonicsPlay - they have planning for each phase, interactive activities and other helpful resources. I assess in the first week - and make sure that the kids are where they were said to be and then start of with Phase 4 on the Phonics Play Scheme then just follow that throughout the year moving onto Phase 5 with children who need interventions being doing that with my TA.

    I have Read Write Inc. cards that I use alongside the PhonicsPlay scheme. I use these when introducing new sounds and alternatives. These cards have the graphemes on and pictures on with a sentence for each grapheme so for 'oo' they have 'poo at the zoo' for 'oo' it is 'look at a book' so they learn the new phoneme as per the PhonicsPlay scheme but they have a picture too and a sentence to help them 1) differentiate the alternatives and 2) recognise the sound in a word. I found they quite like having the picture, you can play a game where you try to trick them which mine really enjoy playing.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. EBC

    EBC New commenter

    Oh brilliant. I'll look at it tonight. Thank you!
  4. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

  5. EBC

    EBC New commenter

  6. alyoh

    alyoh New commenter

    Hi Over_the_hill - have you / can you recommend any training to support staff for Letters and Sounds?
    T I A!

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