PHONICS NEWS FLASH! NEW DAILY PHONICS LESSONS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THE INFO BELOW AND VISIT OUR PHONICS STAR FOR THE LINK.
Today the Government have launched a new YouTube channel which will provide daily phonics lessons for Reception and Key Stage 1. There will be a new 20 minute lesson uploaded to the You Tube channel every day at 10am for Reception. This is the lesson that we recommend all children watch daily. Having just watched the first lesson this morning on the ‘ai’ sound we can report that we highly recommend these lessons. It is in line with what your child has been learning and will serve as an excellent revision tool, as well as an opportunity to further embed their skills. The format of these lessons reflects the same structure and processes that we have been teaching in school, so will feel familiar to your child.
Each daily lesson has a revision of sounds section, followed by a daily focus sound. There is also a ‘tricky word’ section and an opportunity to write, so have your homework book or a piece of paper and pencil at the ready. This daily phonics lesson will be very useful for the majority of our reception children. There is also a daily lesson available called, ‘learning to blend’, for those children that need some additional support with their blending and segmenting. If you are planning to watch both lessons please break the lessons up throughout the day so that children work for no longer than 20 minutes at a time.
Please click on the links below to access the videos and supporting information:
1. YouTube channel for the daily lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw
2. Website with further info and a schedule showing what is planned on which date: https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds
3. Short introductory video for parents: https://youtu.be/u8C8BCB4hvc
If you have further questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact one of us here at the Reception Team J
Please practise these sounds, digraphs and tricky words with your child every day!