Welcome to our Phonics Blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to our Phonics Blog! We are looking forward to using this blog to help you and your children in their journey of learning to read.

At Robin Hood Academy, we use Read Write Inc (RWI) to teach our children how to read.

Read Write Inc. Phonics - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training

Please keep checking in to this blog as we will be sharing lots of key information and useful links and videos to help you at home.

To begin, can you have a look at the Speed Sound Chart below and see if you can recognise all of the sounds?

Read Write Inc.: A1 Speed Sounds Poster : Gill Munton : 9780198460459

Sound Buttons

This term we are working hard to learn how to draw sound buttons.  They can be drawn under a word to make the graphemes clearer.

When a single letter makes a sound on its own a dot is used.

single

When 2 or more letters work together and are next to each other a straight line is used.

digra

tris

When two letters work together but are separated (like the a and e in snake) a curved like is drawn to link the two letters together.

split dig

 

Phase 3 Phonics

For the next few weeks we are working with the sounds from phase 3.  This week we are working with the digraphs ch, sh, th and ng.  

phonics week 2

Here are some words with these sounds in; try reading them together at home:

phonics words 1

 

Phonics this week

Hello and welcome to year 1…

This week we have been working with the sounds from Phase 3.  Here are the sounds we have learnt:

phonics week 1

Why not have a look on Phonics Play and play games to revise these sounds at home.

You can log in at home with the schools log in:

User name: robinhood123

Password: robinhhod

 

 

 

Spit digraph

We are focusing on learning to read split digraphs at the moment.

Digraphs are two letters that work together to make a sound. Split digraphs are always separated by another letter. Here are just a few:

Inspire Workshop

Year 1’s Inspire Workshop focused on reading. They loved playing phonics games and having a go at different roles we use in Reciprocal Reading .