Marion Richardson Primary School

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Nursery Phonics at home 

We use systematic synthetic phonics as our approach to word reading at school. Phonics is the sounds letters make. Phonics is an essential skill that will enable your child to read.

In nursery, we teach phase one phonics which concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work, which starts in phase two.

We want children to be able to tune into the sounds around them so that they can confidently begin to develop oral segmenting and blending of familiar words.

Please find below some simple activities that will reinforce the different aspects taught at school so far. We would recommend spending between 10 to 15 minutes per day playing these games.

 

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Listening walk (inside)

Go on a listening walk around your home and encourage your child to listen to different sounds around them.

Talk about the sounds they can hear such as, “clock ticking, taps running, door bell ringing, family members talking...”

Children can then make a list of all the sounds they remember hearing.

Listen to following inside sounds on BBC’s School Radio website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills-inside-sounds/zr2m8xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gly5v2nk3q?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fprom-around-sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gly5v2nk3q?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fprom-around-sound

 

Listening walk (outside)

Go on a listening walk outside your home and encourage your child to listen to the different sounds around them.

Talk about the sounds they can hear such as, “birds singing, wind, rain, children playing, lift doors opening and closing, people talking...”

Children can then make a list of all the sounds they remember hearing.

Listen to the following outside sounds on these websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-outside-sounds/zjyvt39 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gly5v2nk3q?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fprom-around-sound 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gly5v2nk3q?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fprom-around-sound 

 

Follow the leader

Play follow the leader with your family. One person must choose a type of body percussion (for example: clapping hands, tapping feet, clicking tongue, clicking fingers). Everyone must copy the leader and then take turns to be the leader!

 

Voice sounds

Use your voice to make sounds like your favourite wild animal, the wind, bus, train or phone ringing.

Listen to these animal sounds on these websites 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gly5v2nk3q?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fprom-around-sound 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-sounds?phase=1