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Bedfont Primary School

Bedfont

Primary School

Phonics

Bedfont Primary School uses " Letters and Sounds" to teach children phonics. You can read more about Phonics here:                      https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/parents/what-is-phonics                                             In The Nursery, we focus on Phase One of Letters and Sounds which concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and prepares them to learn letter sounds. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to tune children into the sounds around them and ensure they are ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.                                                                                                Phase 1 is divided into seven aspects. You can read about them here:   http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1.html   

 In the nursery we play lots of games to develop all these skills in Phase One. Have a look at the simple games and activities to try at home in the list attached below.

Here are some games to help consolidate elements of phase 1, and over the next half term we will introduce a sound a week from the first group of letter sounds in the scheme we use. 

Phonics bloom

Click on the the link below to play the 2 guess the sound games available. 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1

Phonics Play

Phonicsplay has some fun games on it for children to play to help them develop their listening ear. They are offering free membership during this time with the following details:

 Username: march20               Password:  home

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1

Other simple activties at home

If you have some instruments, play them together in different ways - loud, soft, fast slow etc. Hide the instruments, play them, and ask your child to identify which ones you are playing. 

Read lots of rhyming books together and sing different rhyming nursery rhymes. 

Here is a link with lots of rhmying finger plays, poems and songs to choose from.