Reading and phonics workshop
There are lots of activities which form part of learning how to read.
Here are just some :
- Joining in with poems and rhymes
- Individually sharing a picture book with an adult
- Shared reading (reading as a class)
- Independent reading in the book corner
- Paired reading ( sharing books with older children)
- Book of the week– reading books by prominent children’s authors
- Guided reading sessions
- Story time
What is it and why do we teach it?
The alphabet contains only 26 letters. Spoken English uses about 42 sounds (phonemes). These sounds are represented by letters. A sound can be represented by a letter (e.g. ‘s’ or ‘h’) or a group of letters (e.g. ch or igh). Once children begin learning sounds they quickly start to read and spell words using the sounds.
Don’t put any extra emphasis on the ends of letter sounds - these should be short,
e.g. ‘mmm’ not ‘muh’
‘h’ (whispered) not ‘huh’
m- a -t - 3 sounds
K- i- ck – 3 sounds – ‘ck’ is one sound but made of 2 letters.
f-ou-n-d - 4 sounds—ou is one sound but made of 2 letters