Phonics & Early Reading:
Ensuring that all children learn to read regardless of age, background or disposition.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Phonics and Early Reading Page. Here at Holmgate Primary School, we use the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme which starts in the Nursery. Here, you will find information and clips on how to support your child's learning at home. In school, Mrs Coupe and Mrs Thornton are in charge of early reading and phonics, so please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions you might have.
Book bag books:
At Holmgate Primary School, children will be sent home with reading books that they can read confidently and independently. Your child's book bag book will match to their current phonic ability and group. This is in order to foster a love of reading and develop confident readers. Typically, in school, your child will be given a book that they can already read between 90-95% of the words.
They will also be given access to a Teacher's Choice selection books which will foster a love of reading and promote language acquisition.
Useful YouTube Links to support learning at home:
- 1. Modelling of pure sounds
2. The Y1 phonic screening test training video:
3. An overview of the Read Write Inc Phonics programme:
Useful resources to further support learning at home
Amazon Flash Cards: Y1/2 children
Amazon Flash Cards Reception Children:
Phonics Play Link: