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What is Phonics?


Systematic Synthetic Phonics is the statutory method of teaching Early Reading in the UK. Throughout Reception and Key Stage 1, your child will learn a series of sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes) that will enable them to read words.


At St Richard's, we use the Monster Phonics scheme.


In term 2, we will be recapping the Phase 2 sounds: s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss

and starting to learn Phase 3 sounds: j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th ng oo ar


Our sight words (words that cannot be sounded out) for this term are:

I      no     to     go    the

Pure Speech Sounds and Actions- Monster Phonics

Use this video to practice the initial pure speech sounds and actions.

Monster Phonics Monster Sound Actions- Monster Phonics

This video shows the actions for each of the long vowel sounds, the tricky letters, the silent letters, and the phonetic letters.