The sounds mat below shows alternative spellings for sounds. You will see that some of these we have been working on (for example /igh/) but most of these will be covered in Year 2. They may meet these sounds in their reading but will focus on spelling words in these ways during Year 2.
This is an information booklet linked to the KS1 Reading Skill Vipers. These are the types of questions which your child will be asked during their reading. We have provided it here for you to use at home as well. If you have any questions or queries about this, please see the video on the Learning Resource Center or email your class teacher - thank you!
Phonics and Reading Websites
There are lots of useful websites with phonics information and games. Here are a range of different ones you could use at home:
The Letters and Sounds website has lots of information, resources and games linked to each of the phonics phases.
Pearson Bug Club will allow you to access books that are set to your child's reading level. We will review this as often as possible and try to ensure that new books are allocated.
Oxford Owl has a whole selection of free ebooks, some with linked activities. These are banded according to age group.
We like Mr Thorne does Phonics. This is a link to his youtube channel so be aware there may be adverts/videos may autoplay.
Phonics Play has a selection of free and fun resources you can use at home with your child. It also gives you the option to create your own account on the website however this will need to be paid for.