Phonics & Reading
EYFS Parents & Children Reading Together Sessions 2022-2023
These take place at 2.30pm in school
Friday 18th November 2022
Friday 27th January 2023
Friday 24th March 2023
Friday 28th April 2023
Friday 23rd June 2023
Please refer to 'Literacy in Reception & Beyond Parent Workshop' for information shared:
Phonics in Reception
At St Anne's, we follow the DfE approved Twinkl Scheme for the teaching of Phonics. This suggests 6 key levels starting at Nursery and moving through to Year 2. Children from St Anne's Nursery will have accessed Level 1 which focuses on learning key listening skills and differentiating between a variety of environmental sounds and sounds in words.
In Reception, children will initially review Level 1 and quickly move through Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4.
In Level 2 children will learn some initial letter sounds and will learn to segment and blend to read and write 3 letter regular words. Children will use their "Robot Rick Fingers" to segment and blend words. They will also learn some "Tricky Words" - those that cannot be sounded out and need to be read on sight. The correct letter formations are also key at this stage.
In Level 3 children will learn the final initial letter sounds and will be taught some digraph and trigraph sounds. By the end of Level 3, children should know a grapheme for all the sounds used in English. The words will begin to get longer and children will learn how to break up the words and blend them back together to read.
Towards the end of the year in Level 4, no new sounds are learned. However, the children are taught consonant clusters when reading and writing. This should prepare children well for the challenges of Year 1 and Level 5 where they will learn alternative digraphs and begin to work on grammar rules and spelling patterns.
Flashcards & General Documents
Twinkl Phonics - Level 2 Parent Information Sheets
Twinkl Phonics Alphabet Song
Twinkl Phonics - Level 3 Parent Information Sheets
Twinkl Phonics - Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4 Bookmarks
Twinkl Phonics - Level 2 Online Reading Texts
Twinkl Phonics - Level 3 Online Reading Texts
Twinkl Phonics - Level 4 Online Reading Texts