Phonics and Reading – Helping at home!

Improving children’s ability and confidence in reading is vital in support children’s learning and helping them to progress. An important part of that is supporting children’s reading at home. This page aims to help you with understanding phonics and how to use phonics to read with your child and support developing children’s comprehension skills when reading at home. In school we use Oxford Reading Tree, Alphakids and Phonics Bugs reading Schemes.

A really useful website for all things to do with reading, phonics and other areas of English is http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. You will need to sign up but it is free to do so. The website has fun things for children to do and useful information for parents and carers of getting children interested in reading.

Phonics

Here are some useful websites to help with practising ‘sounding out’ unfamiliar words:

These websites have good phonics games for children to play. A lot of these websites are used in school so the children should be familiar with them.

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