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Welcome to our phonics page! 

St George’s uses a scheme called ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics at school.  There are 6 ‘phases’.  Find out more details about these on our school Literacy page and by following this link: http://www.stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Overview-of-Letters-and-Sounds.pdf

Each child progresses through the phases as their skills develop in reading and writing.   Phonics is taught daily from 9.00-9.20am and your child is in a daily phonics group:

  • Phase 1 – Nursery
  • Phase 2 – Jess or Mrs Kennedy
  • Phase 3 – Mrs Carney
  • Phase 4/5 – Mrs King
  • Phase 5 – Miss Clarke
  • Phase 6 – Miss Sarris

We hope that, using the below resources, your child will be able to continue their phonics journey and develop their reading and writing abilities.  Just search for the phase your child is working on.

   

 

Click to download words mats: phase 2 sounds mat   phase 3 sound mat   phase 5 sounds mat    tricky words     phase 2 high frequency words

 

Useful websites:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We use this everyday to teach phonics in school.  They have made their resources free for children to use – all you need to do is login with Username: march20  Password: home

All our favourite games are on here! Log in and have fun!

 

Jolly Phonics helps children learn sounds and the letters that represent them using songs, pictures and actions.  See this video for all the Jolly Phonics sounds, beginning from Phase 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26uXtUYssuo​   

This video demonstrates the correct articulation of sounds:

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/learn-the-letter-sounds/

https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

This website has printable resources for each phase as well as games and helpful information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks?page=2

Enjoy watching this phonics series as letters get up to mischief and create words! Also available on youtube.

PHASE 1 RESOURCES:

 

http://thesingingwalrus.com/  This website has lots of songs linked to many areas of learning.

https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/activities-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-skills/  I CAN charity has lots of good speaking and listening activities.

Sing and say nursery rhymes to develop awareness of sound, rhyme and alliteration:

Parent Workshops

On 1st November and 7th November 2019, we ran Phonics Workshops for parents.

The aims of the workshops were to support parents :

  • To understand the importance of phonics.
  • To get an idea of how phonics is taught in school.
  • To understand the progression through phonic phases.
  • To be aware of some activities  they can do at home to promote with phonics.

Part of the session was completing some phonics activities alongside their child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further workshops will run in the Summer term of 2020.

And of course enjoy reading to your children and listening to them read every day!