Schools follow varying phonic programmes, but a very popular one is the sequence as set out in Letters and Sounds. If your child is learning using Read Write Inc or Jolly Phonics, you can still use our practical activities and resources to support their learning, the order your child learns them might vary slightly. So here we start helping you and your child Learn to Read with Phonics, starting with phase 2.
Which letters and sounds are we learning this week?
The start of our phase 2 journey, has us learning 4 letters for this week: S, A, T, P.
Your child will need to learn the letter names like you say them when saying the alphabet (A, B, C) as well as the letter sounds.
They will likely be presented with both the UPPERCASE (capitals) and lowercase (not capitals). When writing, they may focus on the lowercase formation, to begin with.
Which high frequency words are we learning this week?
Our common words are ‘as’ and ‘a’.
Take a look at our High Frequency Word activities for some ideas.
What can we do with this week’s sounds?
What Phase 2 words can I create?
Watch this video to learn the Jolly Phonics song and action for ‘S’.
Watch this video to learn the Jolly Phonics song and action for ‘A’.
Check out this video to learn the Read Write Inc images and formation verse for ‘A’.
Watch this video to learn the Jolly Phonics song and action for ‘T’.
View this video to learn the Read Write Inc images and formation verse for ‘T’.
Watch this video to learn the Jolly Phonics song and action for ‘P’.
Enjoy this video to learn the Read Write Inc images and formation verse for ‘P’.
If your child does bring home a book this week, it is likely to have no words in. Facing this for the first time can be a challenge and you may wonder why on earth is your child “Learning to Read” by starting off with no words. Find out How to Read Wordless Books with your child or as the teacher may call it Talking Around the Book so that you both feel comfortable reading these books together in this journey you are on.
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