Phonics in Reception Class
The children will learn phase 2 phonics at the start of Reception. The children are beginning to bring flashcards home to practise with their adults. Below is a link to a video which will help you to support your children's phonics at home.
Below is a list of key vocabulary that the children will learn during their phonics lessons over their time in Reception class.
Phoneme: another word for a sound in a word. A phoneme can be made up of one or more letters.
Grapheme: The letter or letters that are used to write a phoneme.
Digraph: A two letter grapheme where two letters represent one phoneme or sound.
Trigraph: A three letter grapheme where three letters represent one phoneme or sound.
Blending: Building words for reading by pushing together all the phonemes or sounds in the word.
Segmenting: Splitting up words for spelling by breaking up words into all their sounds.
Letter name: the name we give the letter when we say the alphabet.
New flash cards are given out on a Friday. Please remember to put your child’s flash card wallet back in to their bag so the cards can be put into them on a Friday.
A few ideas of things you can do with your child when using the flash cards:
- Practise phonemes.