FS2 and KS1
m a s d t i n p g o c k u b
f e l h sh ck r j v y w th z
ch qu x ng nk
ea oi a-e i-e o-e u-e aw aw are ur
er ow ai oa ew ire ear
ure tious tion
ay ee igh ow oo oo ar
or air ir ou oy
Fred the frog helps children read. He can say the sounds in words, but he cannot say the whole word, so children have to help him.
To help children read, Fred (the teacher) says the sounds and the children say the word.
Once children can sound out a word, we teach them to say the sounds in their head. The teacher holds up the words to give the children time to mime the sounds, and then pushes the word forward as a signal to say the word together, until they can say the word straight away.
We show them how to do this by:
Fred fingers are used to spell words. Children say the sounds as they press the sounds onto fingers. Children have the fingers facing them and press the sounds from left to right.
Phonics word cards used for children to practise word blending for reading.
Red words are common words with a low-frequency grapheme e.g. said, son, your.