Phonics (16th June 2020)
Throughout Nursery children have been exploring sounds and words, joining in with songs and rhymes and sharing lots of stories.
Some children can hear the different sounds in words eg. saying, "cat starts with c", "b-b-b-ball",
"my name is Mmmmm Mohamed ".
Today we are going to begin to introduce children to the scheme we use to teach phonics - hearing and saying the sounds letters make in words. The scheme is called 'Read, Write Inc'.
Click on the links below for more information for parents about 'Read, Write Inc.' :
There are many more useful clips and information for parents about 'Read, Write Inc.' and its author, Ruth Miskin, on the internet.
'Read, Write Inc.' uses a small toy frog called Fred to help children practice blending sounds together. Show your child the photograph of Fred below:
Explain to your child that Fred can only speak in sounds so he needs children to say the word for him.
We have already been using 'Fred Talk' to blend the sounds.
Fred (you) says, "let's run for the b-u-s!"
Children then repeat the sounds, "b-u-s" and then say the word 'bus'.
Fred (you) says, "The sun is out. It is h-o-t."
Children then repeat the sounds, "h-o-t" and then say the word 'hot'.
Fred (you) says, "I put the food in the p-a-n."
Children then repeat the sounds, "p-a-n" and then say the word 'pan'.
This is called 'Fred Talk / Say the word'.
Let's celebrate Fred and make fruit frogs: