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What is Phonics?
Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words
In phonics lessons children are taught three main things:
They are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down.
Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.
Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.
Approximate Phonics stage and age
Phase 1 Nursery and Reception on going
Phase 2 Reception
Phase 3 Reception
Phase 4 Reception and repeated in Year 1
Phase 5 Year 1
Phase 6 Year 2
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