Phonics Information and Resources


Every day we practice our phonics in school because this supports your child with their speaking, reading and writing. The main focus in EYFS is that children can read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. 


Phonics - These are the sounds that we use in our reading and writing everyday.

Digraphs - These are two letters that sit together to make one sound.

For example: The letter c and the letter h can sit together (because they are special friends) and when they sit  together they become 'ch' for chin, chop, chip. 


How can I support my child?


Listen to your child read everyday - Listen to your children read every day using books that you have at home. A letter will be sent home this week with more information on these. 

Read to your child daily - Children retain so much information and language from being read to. In class we read several stories a day. Extend your child's understanding by stopping half way through a story. Can they tell you what the story is about and can they predict what might happen next. At the end of the story, ask your child the following: Who were the characters? Where was the story set? What happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story? Who was your favourite character and why? Did you like the story, if so why? 


Please use the sound mat below to support your child with recognising sounds and using them in their writing. 

Below are sound and matching rhymes to support you with your child's phonics as well as a video of the pronunciation of each letter.