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Pre-school phonics video classes
The Pre-school class videos are designed to teach the sound for single letters of the alphabet.
Children will learn the sound for the letter, using the Jolly phonics actions and songs.
Buttons the bear helps us with our learning and shows us what objects he has in his letter bag starting with the letter of the week.
We then take part in fun activities to help us practise making the sound and recognising what the letter shape looks like.
Dancing is included to help build gross motor skills and other activities are also designed to work on fine motor skills (important for those future hand writing skills).
Activities to help work on listening skills are also included, and we usually finish with an oral blending activity. It is important that children can hear how letters are put together to make words, before they start learning to read written words. So we play games to work on these skills too.
Children are introduced to each new letter in an order set out by scheme called "Letters and Sounds", which follows this order:
s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r, h, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu
Each class is progressive and recaps the sounds previously taught at the beginning. It is therefore a good idea to please purchase and follow them in this order.
Please visit the shop to purchase a particular letter or group of letters.
Classes are priced at £3.50 each or £9 for a block of 3.
If your child is new to learning the sounds, I would recommend spending 1 week on each new sound. Watch the video once (or more if your child wants to) and carry out other activities throughout the week to reinforce the sound. (You will receive a handout with extra activity ideas to help you with ideas)
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Reception Phonics Video Classes
The current Reception phonics video classes are deigned to revise the digraphs and trigraphs usually taught over the course of the reception year at school (phase 3 Letters & Sounds)
The video classes begin with a 'beat the teacher' style game, to recap the sounds. They then move on to a game which practises listening for the sounds (phonemes0 in words and finding the correct letters (graphemes) to represent this.
There is then another game/activity, where children practise spelling words containing some of the Phase 3 graphemes.
Finally we finish with some Tricky word practise!
Buttons the bear helps us along the way with his colourful eggs (what will we find inside?), some magic and sometimes a little dancing too!
Classes are priced at £4 per class and can be purchased via the shop.
Year One Phonics Video Classes
The current Year One phonics video classes are deigned to revise the digraphs, trigraphs and split digraphs, usually taught over the course of Year One at school (phase 5 Letters & Sounds)
As with the reception class videos, children will have the opportunity to recap the sounds for the graphemes, identify them, spell words containing them and also practise some of the tricky words covered in Year One.
These classes are also priced at £4 each.