Phonics in Reception

Phonics is a way of teaching reading by knowing our letters.  We use Jolly Phonics to teach phonics. You can find out more by looking at the parent section below.  Each week we will add our new learning to this page so you can practise at home too.   

What we have been learning so far this term?

Take a look at the sounds we will be learning when we first come to school.  Please help us to remember them at home too.  Check out our book bags for these sounds coming home.  Remember to check how to say the sounds too, we say the sound, not the name.  (You can check in the information for parents section on this page) 

Jolly Songs and Actions

Information for parents:

Our Crucial Knowledge in Phonics

We remember our crucial knowledge every day at school. 

It helps us to remember the things we need to know. 

Handwriting and a game to practise

When we write our letters we use letter families to help us. The characters help us to remember which way the letters go.
You will see:

Curly Caterpillar Letters
Long Ladder Letters
One Armed Robot Letters
Zig Zag Letters

Click the picture to play a game and see the formation of letters.  You could practise on some paper too.