This half term we are focusing on Oral Blending and Segmenting using Fred Talk. The children have met Fred the frog, who is used during all Phonics sessions. Fred, like the children, is learning to read, and only says the sounds in words (Fred Talk). Fred says each sound in the word, and the children have to blend the sounds together to identify the word. For example: m-a-t or d-a-d.
In addition to learning Fred-Talk, we will also be learning a few of the Set 1 sounds from Read Write Inc.
Useful Website for Sound Pronunciation: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/read-write-inc-fresh-start-sound-pronunciation-guide/
Please see out Phonics Display in the classroom to see what sounds we are learning. During free play, the children are invited to add to the Phonics Board when they find an object that begins with our sound of the week.
1- m- Stretchy sound
Action- Stretch your arms our wide as you say "mmmm"
Rhyme: "Maisy, Mountain Mountain"
2- a- Bouncy sound
Action- Jump up and down as you say "a a a a"
Rhyme: "Round the apple and down the leaf"
This half term we have been consolidating our understanding of rhyme. We have learnt that rhyme means 'words that sound the same.' In our phonics lessons, we have been playing lots of different games involving rhyme.