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Wordsworth Primary School


Primary School

Phonics and Key Words


So far we have learnt the following sounds during our phonics sessions in school.

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, or, ar, ur, ow, oi, er, air, ear, and ure.

We have been practising sounding out and blending using the single sounds, words like:  c-a-t   d-o-g   b-e-d   s-i-t

Also with digraphs: b-oa-t   sh-o-p   sh-ee-p

We have also started looking at words with adjacent consonants (cvcc words) such as tent, lamp, jump.

To support the children in remembering what they have learnt while school is closed there are many things you can do. Here are some ideas.

  • Continuing to read colour dot books with your child, encouraging them to sound out the words and blend the sounds back together again and recognise the tricky words like ‘the’ and ‘a’. There are many colour dot books on active learn for you to access and you should have received login details in a letter that was given out recently. Here is the link.
  • Also on active learn, there are some phonics games your child can play.
  • Playing games on Phonics play has been made free for anyone to use during this period. Use the username: march20 and password: home to logon. The children will be able to tell you which games they like to play and which are good for practising sounds! 
  • Practising to write words and sentences with the sounds the children have learnt previously e.g. I can run.
  • Twinkl has also been made free for a month. This has lots of resources you can use to support your child at home. A good activity your child can do for phonics is matching pictures to words or sentences. This does involve printing, however if you do not have access to a printer, your child can copy the sentences from a screen. To access twinkl, simply use the following link and make a free account.

Every week, we will upload a sound for you to focus on just like we do in school.

Take care!

The Year R team





Key Words - please find attached below

We are now sending home sets of key words for the children to learn.

The green ones are words that they can sound out, however we would like them to learn to read them by sight.

The red words are words we call tricky words which can’t be sounded out and just need to be learnt. Each time we will send home 2 sets of the words so that they can be cut up and used for games, like pairs.

As always please let us know if you have any questions.