Reading Help For Parents

In Key Stage 1, children have a 20 minute daily 'Letters and Sounds' phonics lesson, which focuses on developing their reading and writing skills through segmenting and blending.

At St Patrick's we incorporate reading into our curriculum as much as possible. We have daily guided reading sessions in which reading skills and comprehension are taught using good quality comprehension texts. We also make good use of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme where children can read phonetically decodable books.

Here are the sounds the children learn to read in Reception and Year 1

s    ss
a
t
p
i
n    gn   kn
m   mb
d
g
o

c     k    ck
e
u
r      wr
h
b
f      ff    ph
l       ll
j       g    dge
v

w
x       cks      ks
y
z       zz
qu
ch      tch
sh
th
ng
ai       ay      a-e      a

ee      ea      e-e     ey      e    y
or       oar     oor     our    ore
igh       ie      i-e      -ye     y
oa        ow     o-e      o
oo        oul     u
ar        a
er        ur      ir      ear
ou        ow
oi         oy
ue        ew      u-e     u