Phonics Phase 2
Children entering Phase 2 will have experience and knowledge of listening activities including songs, stories and rhymes.
They will be able to distinguish between speech sounds and many will be able to blend and segment words orally. In this phases we teach 19 letters and move children one from oral blending and segmenting to being able to read and spell CVC words. We also teach children tricky words or red words. This can’t be sounded out and need to be learnt by sight. We learn 4 sounds a week. Lessons are taught following a four part structure and children have lots of opportunity to practise their blending and segmenting. Letter formation is taught alongside phonics. At The Ridgeway we use cursive letter formation. Please encourage your child to use this in all the writing they do. See below the sounds we learn and the ditties that help us form our letters.
It is really important to say the letters in their smallest unit of sound. For example: mmmmmm instead of muh