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Phonics

Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)

If your child is in Reception or Year 1, they will have a daily phonics lesson. We use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics scheme to teach early reading. If your child is in Year 2, they may have daily RWI lessons. If your child is in Year 3, they may have regular phonics interventions.  

The daily phonics teaching plan below is there if you choose to use it, depending on your own confidence and time. You may choose to watch the daily phonics lesson with your child and you may wish to read the e books which are available for free. You may wish to pick and choose from the activities below. There is no expectation that you will do this; it is here if you want to.

 

Daily phonics teaching plan

Watch the half hour lessons on the RWI YouTube platform. To access the lessons, click on this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR2zPh6YahiI_fOxLD_ikMQES-EWj_l_6L8MYTCYYUYMBv-1DePkw5_7--E

You don’t have to watch the lessons live; they will stay on the platform for 24 hours. Check the table below to know which live lessons your child should watch.

Red group

Set 1 speed sounds

9:30 daily

Green and Purple groups

Set 2 sounds

10:00 daily

Orange, Blue and Grey groups

Set 3 sounds

10:30 daily

These lessons will be on every day until the 3rd April 2020.

 

Spell the words taught and reviewed in the online lesson – you could also teach other words that have the sound in.

 

Spell common exception words for your child’s year group – these can be found at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/.  Scroll down and look at Learning at Home Activities which is split into year groups.

 

After spellings, choose one RWI book from the free RWI  e books available on Oxford Owl, (some groups currently only have 1 book available) which are noted below. To access the e books, go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/, click on Levels, then Read Write Inc Level and choose the colour group your child is in.

 

  • Ask your child to read the book out loud.
  • They should use a pointer e.g. a pencil or a ruler to read the words. 
  • You could practise reading it together to start with and then ask your child to read. 
  • The book you choose should be read every day, until your child is fluent. 
  • There are guides and questions at the end/back of the e book to work through.

 

Current RWI e books available on the Oxford Owl site – you should choose the colour that matches the colour RWI book your child brings home. 

 

Red : Sun, hat, fun, Nog in the Fog

Green : Rag the rat, Go and Play, Let’s Go, Nip and Chip

Purple : Run, Run, Run, Skateboard Sid and the Hat, What is it? Red Ned

Pink : The Big Match, Dragon Bay, Baboons, The Troll in the Pond

Orange : Black birds, We can play

Blue : A hole in my tooth, Save the Whale, Our Incredible Planet

Grey : The Ice and Snow book, A job for Jordan

 

Practise handwriting through the variety of activity sheets also on the site, under Learning at Home Activities.

 

YouTube Speed Sounds lessons update

RWI are streaming three Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on their YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

They’ve had over 30,000 new YouTube subscribers and over 1,000,000 views in under two weeks!

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, they will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons
  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 Sounds

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, they will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sounds Lessons schedule


 

Reading Eggs is a website which is offering 30 days of free access for parents. Click on this link to read more about it. You may find it helpful if you have pre-school age children as well as children of school age: https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 


General Reading Opportunities

If children are well, beyond the work packs, they should read as much as they can and those looking after them should read to them, again as much as possible because the benefits are priceless. There are also online storytime sessions, including the following:

 

Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, you can watch and listen to Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.
 
Three stories will be published each week on the RWI YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, they are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.
 
 

Astronauts reading stories from space.

https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his stories and talk about some of the things that went into making it; it will be added to his website.

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/


 

World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html…


 

An increasing number of children’s authors are reading stories online. These can be found here: 

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1HoUcrrEyqL4a4-q0B6H_0vIK-PRGZKwgmKovEmZGM5Dd_DLalCPnCqBY

 

DfE English Resources

The DfE have published an extensive list of resources which are free of charge to support children's education at home. Here are the English resources:

 

Free access to Collins Big Cat ebooks and worksheets

 
 
 

EasyPeasy app

EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone 
here.
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