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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.  

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...

In Reception we aim to teach the children many of their single sounds (phoneme) before Christmas, the sounds they learn will be accompanied by actions. The actions are a support mechanism and a multi sensory link. The important part is the letter sound and it is very important that sounds are pronounced correctly. (No ‘uh’ after the sound). Once children link the letters and sounds, they can decode words and begin to read. We also teach the letter name as this is important later in the phase when children are spelling tricky words and using digraphs, however the letter sound is more important at first.


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