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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.


During Term 6, we will be recapping all Phase 2 and 3 sounds, and consolidating what we have learnt about cvc+ words during Phase 4 in Term 5. 


We will be reading and writing Phase 2 and 3 Tricky words, and learning to read Phase 4 Tricky words.



We'll also be learning how to read and write polysyllabic words through the Monster Phonics (MP) book 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and consolidate our knowledge from throughout the year through the MP books The Big Turnip and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.

Pure Speech Sounds- Monster Phonics

Use this video to practice the initial pure speech sounds and actions (Phase 2 and 3).

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.

Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound.

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To..

CCVCC Words | Phase 4 Phonics

Sound out together and blend.