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Phonics information for parents

Dear parents and carers,


As a parent or carer, you will probably have heard the word “phonics” used when talking about the way that children learn to read. When you were a child, it’s possible that you were taught to read through learning by sight, looking at the shape of the word as a whole.


These days, children are encouraged to break down the individual sounds in words in order to “decode” them and work out what they are. They may also be pronounced in a different way than you are familiar with, as children are taught to only say the very smallest unit of sound, so for example, the letter ‘m’ is pronounced ‘mmmm’ instead of ‘muh’. Here are some of the key aspects you’ll need to know to help your children with their phonics learning.


Encourage your child to repeat the sound and word after it has been spoken on the video



Încurajați-vă copilul să repete sunetul și cuvântul după ce a fost spus în videoclip



Заохочуйте дитину повторити звук і слово після того, як це було сказано у відео.



Anime a su hijo a repetir el sonido y la palabra después de que se hayan dicho en el video.


Click the link the below to practise the sounds with your child:


Click the link for your child to practise the words at home:


Click the link below to practise the sight words