Help your child with Phonics
Practising the sounds
You can help your child practise the sounds they have been learning at school. Download the charts Grapheme-Sheet-Phase-2.pdf (oup.com) , Grapheme-Sheet-Phase-3.pdf (oup.com) , Grapheme-Sheet-Phase-5.pdf (oup.com) so you can see the list of sounds in the order they’ll be taught. You can show these to your child along with the picture to help them remember.
After children learn to read some sounds separately, they can start blending them together to form simple words. Take a look at the video below for ideas on how you can practise word blending with your child.
Reading decodable books
Your child will bring home reading books with words that use the sounds they have been learning that week. You may hear these reading books called ‘decodable books’. Use the prompts inside the front and back covers to enjoy the book together and help your child practise reading.
Quick links for Parents:
Link to Oxford Owl Home for Parent support Essential Letters and Sounds - Oxford Owl