During Year 1 we focus a great deal of our learning on being able to read and use phonics sounds. By the end of Year 1 we are aiming for children to be secure in using all the sounds from Phase 2-Phase 5 in their reading. One of the best ways of becoming secure in these sounds is using flashcards daily.
Below is a selection of activities that you may find helpful. At Parents Evening you should have received a list showing which sounds your child needed to focus on next.
Phonics and Reading Websites
There are lots of useful websites with phonics information and games.
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 usually only has a selection of free activities available but for the moment they are all free. This site is a fun way to access phonics learning.