Phonics and Early Reading at TSM
Phonics is an essential part of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. It provides children with the skills necessary to decode or sight read words. We strive to provide active, engaging lessons through reading and writing games to embed these early reading skills.
Our whole-school, DfE-approved systematic synthetic phonics programme "Twinkl Phonics" has everything needed to make phonics a joy, helping your children to love reading and writing while we guide them towards fluency.
Below are some Phonics sheets which may be useful for your child to use when reading and writing at home to support their recall of graphemes and tricky words.
An excellent website for online resources is www.phonicsplay.co.uk there are a range of interactive games the children can play on here to practise to improve their phonetical understanding.
Trick word files
Below are links to each phases tricky word packs which can be printed and displayed at home to support your child's reading skills.
New to tsm for 2020!
Since September 2020 we have been using some new Phonics content with out children across Key Stage one: Song of Sounds. We begin every lesson with these quick phonics songs to quickly recap sounds previously taught and expose the children to new sounds too.
Stage one for Reception:
Stage two for Year 1:
Stage 3 for Year 2:
Here is the Jolly Phonics Songs used in Reception to introduce the Phase 2 and Phase 3 graphemes and actions to the children.
It is important the children are able to pronounce the sounds correctly. At times, we find children adding /er/ to the end of phonemes which makes blending tricky. Please see the videos below to support pronunciation of these sounds.
Phonics and Early Reading lead -