In Year 1 we will continue to build on the phonic knowledge the children have learnt in Year R.
Below are the initial letter sounds. These are Letters and Sounds Phases 1 and 2
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 Letters and Sounds Phase 3 to 5. 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.
Below are some links to a free website called ICT Games. Here are games which link to learning phonics.