A letter will be issued Friday that sums up all the information we have published this week that you need to know about supporting your children at home with our new phonics scheme and how we teach it in schools.
Today we are asking:
How can I support my child to learn Set 1 sounds and to blend?
Use pure sounds, not letter names. Watch the ‘how to say the sounds’ parent film on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/.
Watch the ‘Reading the stretchy sounds with your child’, ‘Reading the bouncy sounds with your child’ and ‘Reading the digraphs with your child’ parent films on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/ to see how to teach Set 1 sounds.
Practise reading known Set 1 Speed Sounds cards speedily. If needed, show your child the picture side of the card to help them remember the sound.
We teach children to read and spell using Fred. He is a toy frog who can say the sounds in words, but not the whole word. Children have to help him.
To help children learn to blend, we say the sounds as Fred and then children repeat the sounds and say the whole word.
Here are two ways you can use Fred Talk at home:
play Fred Games together – see Fred Games document on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
speak like Fred throughout the day e.g. time for l-u-n-ch! Let’s p-l-ay! Watch the ‘Sound-blending’ parent film on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
How can I support my child to learn Set 2 or 3 sounds?
Watch the ‘Set 2/3 tutoring’ film on http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/.
Help your child practise reading known Speed Sounds cards speedily. If needed, show your child the picture side of the card to help them remember the sound.
Later in the day:
Why read to your child? To learn more watch this short video here: