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Monster Phonics

 

Where does our phonics start?

In nursery, we start with phase 1 of phonics this looks at laying down the foundations of distinguishing between sounds getting the children ready for the phase 2. Phase 2 then looks at letters sounds and how to put these together to make words and sentences. 

Phase 1 is broken up into 7 aspects and we teach exclusively for a week at a time using lots of fun activities. The seven aspects are

 

1: To discriminate sound – environmental sounds
To develop awareness of sounds and rhythms
To distinguish between sounds and to remember patterns of sound
To talk about sounds we make with our bodies and what the sounds mean.


2: To discriminate sound – instrumental sounds
To experience and develop awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise
makers
To listen to and appreciate the difference between sounds made with instruments
To use a wide vocabulary to talk about the sounds instruments make.


3. To discriminate sound – body percussion
To develop awareness of sounds and rhythms
To distinguish between sounds and to remember patterns of sound
To talk about sounds we make with our bodies and what the sounds mean.

 

4: Rhythm and rhyme
To experience and appreciate rhythm and rhyme and to develop awareness of rhythm
and rhyme in speech
To increase awareness of words that rhyme and to develop knowledge about rhyme
To talk about words that rhyme and to produce rhyming words.

 

5. Alliteration
To develop understanding of alliteration
To explore how different sounds are articulated, and to extend understanding of
alliteration
To listen to sounds at the beginning of words and hear the differences between them.

 

6. Voice sounds
To distinguish between the differences in vocal sounds, including oral blending and
Segmenting
To explore speech sounds
To talk about the different sounds that we can make with our voices.

 

7: Oral blending and segmenting
To develop oral blending and segmenting of sounds in words
To listen to phonemes within words and to remember them in the order in which they occur
To talk about the different phonemes that make up words.

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