Class 2 is trialling the Sounds-Write phonics programme. This is a structured, multi sensory programme which teaches children how the 44 sounds of the English language can be spelt. There are approximately 176 different ways!
Starting with simple cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, the programme progresses to vcc, cvcc and ccvc words, then onto the different ways of spelling the vowels. The three skills required to read and spell are taught and practised on a daily basis. These are being able to:
• segment, or separate sounds in words
• blend, or push sounds together to form words
• manipulate sounds: take sounds out and put sounds into words
Further information about Sounds-Write can be found at the Sounds-Write website
If you’d like to know more information about how we teach phonics to your child at St Chad’s, then do contact us and we’d be delighted to take you through the process of supporting your child at home.