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Phonics

What is Phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read. They are taught how to: 

  • Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes 
  • Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make eg sh and oo 
  • Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word 
  • Children can then use this knowledge to segment and blend new words that they hear or see. 

 

Why Phonics? 

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way – starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex – it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read.

 

 

 

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