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Phonics

Read Write Inc

What is Phonics?

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns the more a child wants to find out.

 

It is, therefore, vital that our children find learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience. This is why we have selected to use Read Write Inc to teach phonics in our school.

 

The following information outlines the way our new Read Write Inc phonics programme works. We hope that you will not hesitate to ask for any help throughout the programme as we are here for your child!

Read Write Inc. Phonics

As a school we have chosen to follow the Read Write Inc scheme of work for phonics for our children in nursery, reception and key stage 1. Read Write Inc enables every child to become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt. Every child who completes Read Write Inc learns to read fluently and confidently.

 

How and what do the children learn?

 

Reading…  The children:

· learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts

· learn to read words using sound blending

· read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out

· after meaningful discussion led by an adult children show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions

 

Writing…   The children:

· learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds

· learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes

· learn to build sentences orally using adventurous vocabulary

 · start with simple sentences and develop towards more complex ones by the end of the programme

· compose a range of texts using discussion prompts

 

Talking…   Children are assessed so they work with children at the same level. This allows them to take a full part in all lessons. They work in pairs so that they:

· answer every question

· practise every activity with their partner

· take turns in talking to each other

 

How can I help my child learn to read?

 

Read as many stories to your child as you can and listen to your child read as often as you can. Traditional tales, stories from other cultures, poetry, their favourite story - talk about the stories with them.

Aim for Strive For Five!

Explain the meaning of new words.

Most importantly, show the fun that can be gained by listening to and reading stories.

 

Reading books can be exchanged regularly in the cloak room area. There is a display explaining what colour group your child is working in, you can then select books from this colour book box to enjoy at home.

 

Happy Reading!

Example Phonics Lesson

 

Sound

We introduce the sound: S

Make the sound and share the rhyme.

Show children the sound card.

Turn to your partner; practice saying the sound and the rhyme with your partner.

Review sound:

Add sound to sound cards, shuffle the cards and show children them one after the other, children to say each sound and try and spot the new sound we are learning.

Write sound:

Depending on ability children may air draw the sound initially, then we would write the sound on a whiteboard or in their writing books and possibly even write the sound within a word if the child is ready.

Green and Red Words:

First we would read through the green words which will be linked to the sound we are learning e.g. sad sat sit.

We will either Fred talk these words, Fred in our head or Fred fingers these words and spell them. We may also do a combination of these throughout the lesson depending on the children’s ability.

We will then read the red words, this is done purely by site as these are trickier words to decode and blend.

 

Reading

We read the story which will contain sounds linked to the set of sounds the child is working at. The story will either be read by the teacher, in pairs or individually depending on the ability of the individuals. In some cases a variety of methods can be used.

Next we read and answer the comprehension questions about the book. This is applied more like a guided reading session with opportunities for discussion and further development of the questions.

 

Writing

Finally we move onto the writing element of the lesson.

Hold a sentence:

This is where the teacher orally says a sentence out loud and the child must write it using their phonics knowledge to spell each word and their grammar and punctuation knowledge to ensure they have capital letters, finger spaces and full stops correct e.g. The sad cat sat on the mat.

Correct errors:

The children each have a sentence with between 3-7 errors. Children must spot the errors which could be incorrect capital letters, missing full stops, incorrect spellings etc…

Longer writing task:

Here children use their phonics, spelling and grammar and punctuation knowledge to write their own sentences. These sentences are then shared; with successes celebrated by children self-assessing and ticking the correct work in a green pen as well as improving their work using a red pen. This visibly shows learners quickly what they have got right and areas they can make even better. In some lessons the teacher may also decide to peer assess, or group asses work.

Read Write Inc Sounds

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Sound

Rhyme

Sound

Rhyme

Sound

Rhyme

m

Down Maisie then over the two mountain. Maisie, mountain, mountain.

ay

May I play?

ea

Cup of tea

a

Round the apple, down the leaf.

ee

What can you see?

oi

Spoil the boy

s

Slide around the snake

igh

Fly high

a-e

Make a cake

d

Round the dinosaurs back, up his neck and down to his feet.

ow

Blow the snow

i-e

Nice smile

t

Down the tower, across the tower

oo

Poo at the zoo

o-e

Phone home

i

Down the insects body, dot for the head.

oo

Look at the book

u-e

Huge brute

n

Down Nobby and over the net.

ar

Start the car

aw

Yawn at dawn

p

Down the plait, up and over the pirates face.

or

Shut the door

are

Care and share

g

Round the girls face, down her hair and give her a curl.

air

That’s not fair

ur

Nurse with a purse

o

All around the orange.

ir

Whirl and twirl

er

A better letter

c

Curl around the caterpillar.

ou

Shout it out

ow

Brown cow

k

Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg.

oy

Toy for a boy

ai

Snail in the rain

u

Down and under the umbrella, up to the top and down to the puddle.

 

 

oa

Goat in a boat

b

Down the laces, over the toe and touch the heel.

 

 

ew

Chew and stew

f

Down the stem and draw the leaves.

 

 

ire

Fire fire

e

Slice into the egg, go over the top, then under the egg.

 

 

ear

Hear with your ear

l

Down the long leg.

 

 

ure

Sure it’s pure

h

Down the horse’s head to the hooves and over its back.

 

 

 

 

sh

Slither down the snake, the down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.

 

 

 

 

r

Down the robot’s back, then up and curl.

 

 

 

 

j

Down his body, curl and dot.

 

 

 

 

v

Down a wing, up a wing.

 

 

 

 

y

Down a horn, up a horn and under the yak’s head.

 

 

 

 

w

Down, up, down, up the worm.

 

 

 

 

th

Down the tower, across the tower then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.

 

 

 

 

z

Zig-zag-zig, down the zip.

 

 

 

 

ch

Curl around the caterpillar, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.

 

 

 

 

qu

Round the queen’s head, up to her crown, down her hair and curl.

 

 

 

 

x

Cross down the arm and leg and cross the other way.

 

 

 

 

ng

A thing on a string.

 

 

 

 

nk

I think I stink.

 

 

 

 

 

Read Write Inc Sounds

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Sound

Green Words

Sound

Green Words

Sound

Green Words

m

mad mat mud

ay

day play say may tray today

ea

neat real clean please dream

a

a an and

ee

seen need sleep feel three green

oi

join coin voice choice noise

s

sad sat sit set

igh

might light sight night fright

a-e

shake name same save brave late

d

dad dog dig

ow

snow flow know show blow

i-e

hide shine white nice wide like

t

top tip it

oo

mood fool pool stool moon spoon

o-e

hope home rose spoke note those

i

in it pin

oo

look book

u-e

Tune rude use June excuse

n

on not nit

ar

bar park smart sharp car spark

aw

saw raw law straw dawn crawl

p

pan pin gap up

or

sort short worn horse sport fork

are

bare spare scare flare square

g

gap got

air

fair stair hair lair chair

ur

burn turn hurl burp slurp lurk

o

on cot

ir

girl third whirl twirl dirt

er

over never weather hamster after

c

can  cat cup cot

ou

mouth round found loud shout

ow

howl down brown drown gown

k

kit kick

oy

toy boy enjoy

ai

paint train rain plain strain

u

up cup but

 

 

oa

toad road oak loaf throat toast

b

bin back bad

 

 

ew

new knew flew blew crew newt

f

fun fat fan

 

 

ire

spire bonfire inspire conspire hire

e

egg elf end

 

 

ear

fear dear gear spear year

l

log let lip

 

 

ure

picture mixture adventure pure

h

hit hen had

 

 

 

 

sh

shop fish ship wish

 

 

 

 

r

red run rat

 

 

 

 

j

jog jam

 

 

 

 

v

vet van

 

 

 

 

y

yum yet yap yes

 

 

 

 

w

web wet win

 

 

 

 

th

thin think thing this

 

 

 

 

z

zap zip

 

 

 

 

ch

chop chat chin

 

 

 

 

qu

quit quiz

 

 

 

 

x

fox box

 

 

 

 

ng

bang sing

 

 

 

 

nk

think wink stink

 

 

 

 

How to say the sounds

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

 

The Phonics Screening Check is a test to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics support. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

The checks consist of 40 words and non-words (nonsense words) that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Nonsense words are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

All children in year 1 will take part in the phonics screen which this year will take place the week beginning 10th June 2019.

You can help your child prepare for their Phonics Screening Check by going over the phonics they’ve learned in Reception and Year 1. Read new books and stories with them where they will be introduced to new words that they’ll have to sound out.

If you have any questions regarding the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check please speak to your child’s class teacher.

The Phonics Screening Check explained by Read Write Inc

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