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Phonics at Cinnamon Brow


Our presentation (available by clicking the image above) explains to parents in further detail the different stages of phonics teaching and language development expected through the different phonics phases.

Phonics is a method used for teaching children to read and write by developing phonemic awareness (the ability to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes). It enables children to understand the correspondence betwen thse sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them.

At Cinnamon Brow we have adopted the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Programme of teaching. This is a systematic synthetic programme that provides continuity from Nursery to Year 2 and support through intervention as and when appropriate. 

Phonics lessons are taught following a four part teaching sequence: 

Revisit and review, Teach, Practise and apply and Revise

The children are provided with opportunities to practise their phonics skills within the learning environment.  

Targeted phonics interventions are used to ensure that all children are supported in developing their phonics knowledge.

Children are provided with the following books to support  them with their reading at home:

Nursery - Storysacks are provided for the Pre-Schoolers to bring home, discuss with he story with their parents and the story book is supported with accompanying toys.

Reception - All children are provided with a Phonics book and a library book.

Y1 - All children are provided with a teacher directed phonics book, a fiction or non fiction comprehension book and a library bool.

Y2 - Those who have moved on from our phonics scheme have are supplied with a Fiction text, Non-Fiction text and library book.


How can you help at home?


Reading every night at home with your child

Every week each child will be sent home a phonics decodable book at their reading level (these have coloured bands). Read these with your child and ask them questions about the story. We are wanting the children to develop their fluency of reading so read them together more than once. 

Practise reading and writing tricky words

If children know these they are more likely to gain speed and fluency in their reading. We will provide lists of these words appropriate to your child's phonics stage. They may also bring home sound or word cards to learn.

Practising your children’s handwriting

It is important children are forming their letters the correct way round. We will provide you with guides to help show you the correct formation.

Log into Reading Eggs / Fast Phonics

Every child in school also has a Reading Eggs log in which gives you access to interactive phonetical books and games. Ask your teacher if you need these details again.

Phonics Games. See the links below.

Letters and Sounds Website

Phonics Play Website

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