What is Phonics
‘Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.
Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read.
Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.’
National Literacy Trust, 2020
Phonics at Oakworth
Phonic awareness helps the development of reading by segmenting and blending sounds. The children are taught a phonics lesson daily.
Currently, we are following the progression from the Letters and Sounds phonics programme and we are in the process of moving to a validated Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP) that suits the needs of our children.
Useful Phonic Resources for Home
Click here to help your child learn the Phase 2 phonic sounds.
Click here to help your child learn the Phase 3 phonic sounds.
Click here to help your child learn the Phase 5 phonic sounds.
Click here to register for free ebooks from the Oxford Owl website. All books are colour banded and these match the colour bands used at Oakworth Primary
Phase 2 - 5 Tricky Words
Year 1 - Year 6 Common Exception Words