Children need to have a good vocabulary so that they can use their phonics knowledge effectively.
Specific speaking and listening activities as well as simply talking with children will support language development and children's vocabulary.
This week we will be listening for sounds at the start of words and looking at collections of pictures and objects that all begin with the same sound Eg. cat, carrot, cake, cup.
Here is a phonics challenge for your child this week. Ask your child to:
Your child might need lots of support with this initially and may need you to do this, showing them how to say the words and emphasising the first sound.
With practice, your child will build listening skills and confidence to do this with less support.