Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy
Church Balk, Edenthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN3 2PP
 
Tel: 01302 884465
Email Address: enquiries@cpa.dsat.education 

Phonics at Canon Popham

 

 

 

Phonics Curriculum Statement of Intent

 

Phonics Knowledge, Skills and Vocabulary Progression

 

Phonic teaching is an important part of reading. At Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy, we aim to teach children fluent word reading skills and provide a good foundation in spelling.

Phonics teaching involves showing children the sounds of letters (not the letter names) and how these sounds can be blended together to make words. For example, the word ‘cat’ is a decodable word because the letter sounds can be blended together.

Our Phonics Glossary

 

 

 

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Read Write Inc (RWI) is a programme to get children off to a flying start with their English. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn that sounds are represented by written letters
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions 

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences
Handwriting – Each phoneme we have taught in Read, Write, Inc has a phrase which we use in order to help the children write the grapheme with the correct letter formation.

Please refer to this cursive alphabet sheet for the phrases to support your child with the development of their handwriting.

For more information about phonics at Canon Popham, please follow this link: Phonics information booklet

For more information about the Read, Write Inc programme, please follow this link: Information on Read, Write, Inc & Phonics (please note that this links to an external site).

A list of a toy, juice and sweets

 


 

Helpful videos

Understanding Phonics A short video to find out how to teach children sounds.

Pronunciation guide A short video to find out how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 through to Set 3.

Teaching a Set 1 sound A short video to find out how to teach your child a Set 1 Sound, step by step.

Blending A short video to find out more about independent blending.

Digraphs A short video to find out how to teach children sounds that are made up of two letters.

Teaching Blending A short video to learn Ruth Miskin’s way of teaching children to blend sounds into words.

 


 

Phonics Screening Check – Year 1 and Year 2

The phonics screening check is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonics knowledge. It helps the school confirm whether your child has made the expected progress. The national phonics screening check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils in the country. Children who do not pass the phonics screening check in Year 1, retake the phonics screening check the following year when they are in Year 2. The following links provide information about the Phonics Screening check:

Oxford Owl – Phonics Screening Check (External Link)

Video on Phonics Screening (External Link)

Phonics Screening Transcript

Have a go at previous phonics screening checks using the links below to the government website with the materials available to download. The 2019 pass mark was 32.

GOV Phonics screening check: 2019 materials (External Link)

More resources for screening check practice are available here:

Phonics Screening Words Practice 1, 2 and 3

 


 

Phonics – Reading

Support your child with reading words from all the phonemes taught in a set. This can be used as a revision or to target specific sounds your child needs more practice with. It contains real words and nonsense – made up – words to encourage your child to segment (say the sounds) and blend (put the sounds together to read the word):

Set 1, 2 and 3 Green Words

Support your child with reading fiction (stories) and non fiction (information) books. Oxford Owl Library  have a Read Write Inc. page where you can find lots of free resources to support your child’s learning including;

  • free e-books with decodable stories
  • practice sheets which can be printed at home
  • slideshows containing green words to improve fluency and get children used to reading words without saying the sounds out loud
  • some videos to help you support your child with detailed ideas and advice on pronouncing pure sounds, blending and digraphs.

Follow this link Oxford Owl – Reading Schemes/Guides (External Link)

Follow the link for download all the FREE eBook Library (External Link)

Please note: Oxford Owl is FREE and you only need an email address to register!

 


 

Phonics – Class support

Nursery 

Here is a phonics booklet full of activities to support Nursery phonics. These activities will support your child with their phonics journey.

Nursery Phonics

Reception

Here are some phonics comic strip style stories with activities to support children with Set 1 learning. The stories contain a mixture of real and alien (made up) words, all of which are phonetically decodable. Each booklet contains:

  • The focus phonemes and a couple of focus words across the top
  • A short comic style story containing the focus phonemes and words.
  • A short activity linked to the story to support comprehension, spelling and writing a sentence

Tess and Hal 1 alien words phonic story

Tess and Hal 1 activity

Tess and Hal 2 alien words phonic story

Tess and Hal 2 activity

Tess and Hal 3 alien words phonic story

Tess and Hal 3 activity

Tess and Hal 4 alien words phonic story

Tess and Hal 4 activity

Year 1 

Here are some phonics stories with activities to support children consolidating Set 2 knowledge and applying Set 3 knowledge. Each booklet contains:

  • A story containing the focused phonemes, a set 2 phoneme and an alternative pronunciation of the same phoneme from set 3.
  • A short activity linked to the story to support comprehension.
  • A grid of words from the story to practice speed reading. Children can read them in order (down the list) and then out of order (randomly choosing one).

ai ay On the train

ee ea On the farm

igh ie A frightened Knight

oo ue ew The Blue Balloon

or au aw The hawk

ir er ur Covered in dirt

ou ow The mound on the ground

oi oy A toy for a boy

 


 

Phonics – Useful websites for activities

Please note that the following links all lead to external sites which provide a variety of games to support your childens phonics learning.

Phonics Play

Topmarks

Phonics Bloom

ICT Games

Turtle Diary

Kizphonics

 


 

Phonics – Activities to support learning

A range of games to help support your child learning to orally blend (putting sounds together to give a word

Fred Talk Games

A range of multi-sensory activity ideas to support your child with spelling activities.

Spelling Strategies

 

Set 1 activities

A revision booklet of all the set 1 phonemes taught. Each phoneme has three activities;

  • a phoneme spotter to encourage children to find the focus phoneme amongst other phonemes
  • an initial sound activity to encourage children to identify words containing the focus phoneme
  • a drawing activity to encourage children to apply their knowledge of the focus phoneme

Set 1 revision booklet 

 

CVC Word and Picture Matching Worksheets

Pictures and Captions Matching Worksheets

cvc words photos with phoneme frame to write the word

phonics activity booklet

cvc word activity booklet

cvc word activity booklet 2

Support your child beginning to read when they have completed learning set 1 phonemes. Each ditty has:

  • The focus phonemes across the top (speed sounds)
  • The words which can be read using phonics (green words)
  • Words which can’t be read using phonics (red words)
  • text to read

Set 1 reading ditties 

 

Set 2 activities

A revision booklet of all the phonemes taught in set 2. Each phoneme has three activities;

  • a phoneme spotter to encourage children to find words containing the focus phoneme
  • a real and nonsense word activity to encourage children to read words and identify real and nonsense (alien) words.
  • a spelling activity to encourage children to spell words containing the focus phoneme

 

Set 2 revision booklet

 

Set 3 activities

A revision booklet of all the phonemes taught in set 3. Each phoneme has three activities;

  • a phoneme spotter to encourage children to find words containing the focus phoneme
  • a real and nonsense word activity to encourage children to read words and identify real and nonsense (alien) words.
  • a spelling activity to encourage children to spell words containing the focus phoneme

 

Set 3 revision booklet