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Phonics and Early Reading

The presentation focused on the following points:

  1. Understanding Phonics: the principles of phonics and how they form the foundational blocks of literacy. How phonics instruction can provide your child with the skills to decode words confidently and become proficient readers. Mrs Pain also demonstrated a typical phonics lesson with the children focusing on the accuracy of pronouncing the sounds.

  2. Building Fluency and Comprehension: How fluency and comprehension are interconnected skills that support one another. Together, these skills empower young readers to become proficient, confident, and lifelong learners.

  3. Promoting a Reading Culture: Understand the importance of fostering a love for reading and encouraging reading for pleasure. Ways to create a nurturing environment at home that promotes reading.

Below are links to videos showing how to pronounce the phase 2 and 3 sounds with actions;

Phase 2 sounds and actions
Phase 3 sounds and actions