Parent's Phonics Meeting

Dear Parents,


Your child will soon be taking their first book home. Their first book will be a wordless book and will be an important part of your child's early reading development. Below I have included some information about early reading and how you can help your child at home. 


What is Phonics?

Click the link below to learn about phonics.



Below is the order in which we teach letter sounds. We teach one sound each day and each sound will have an action to go with it for example, for 's' we make a snake sound ssssss as we sky write the letter. 

Phase 2

Set 1 - s, a, t, p

Set 2 - i, n, m, d

Set 3 - g, o, c, k

Set 4 - ck, e, u, r

Set 5 - h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss


Pure sounds 

It is really important that children learn the pure sound each letter or group of letters make. Watch the video below to see how we teach pure sounds. 


Segmenting and blending for reading 

Learn how letter sounds can be blended to read words. 

Class activities

High Frequency Words (HFW)


High frequency words are common words, words that appear very often in written texts. They are a mixture of decodable words words that can be sounded out) and tricky words ( words that need to be learnt by sight). 

It is really important that children learn these words as they make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in their books. 


Below is a list of the first 100 HFW.

Phase 2

High frequency words                    Decodable words                           Tricky words 

                                              a, an, as, at, and, back, big, but, can         I, no, go to, the, 

                                              dad, had, get got him, his, if , in, is, it,     into

                                              mum, not, on, of, off, up