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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 1, Castle Class will be learning 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


For a guide to how to pronounce each sound correctly and purely (without an 'h' sound at the end) and the actions for each sound, please see the link below.


Pure Speech Sounds- Monster Phonics

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