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In Year 2 we will continue to build on the phonic knowledge the children have learnt in Year R and 1.

Below are the initial letter sounds. These are Speed Sounds 1.

With these sounds the children can read and spell words where they can hear each individual phoneme (sound). Such as cvc words (consonant, vowel, consonant) c-a-t,  g-e-t,  w-e-n-t

or ccvc (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant) sh-i-p,  ch-a-t,  th-i-s

and cvcc (consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant) f-i-sh, w-i-th, m-u-ch


The next sounds or phonemes we learn will be Speed Sounds 2 and 3. These are the longer sounds with two or more letters. The children will be able to use these to read and spell more complex words.

There is a rhyme and action for each sound which the children can teach their grown up.

Please encourage your children to use these sounds to build words when they read and write at home

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