We use a scheme called Read, Write, Inc to help children learn phonics. Phonics for Nursery shows you how to grow children’s vocabulary through role-play, discussion, building sentences and using productive questioning. It places huge emphasis on developing children’s love of reading through enticing story and poetry times.
In the last term of Nursery, children are taught to say the sounds of letters with the help of mnemonics, to blend the sounds into words and read simple ‘blending books’. We have found that this gives them a flying start before going into Reception class.
It is very important that the sounds are taught properly. The Owford Owls website will show you how to pronounce the ‘pure’ sounds. There should be no ‘uh’ at the end of a sound.
Remember, these sounds are only taught if and when your child is ready. Our first priority is for children to love reading and singing nursery rhymes.