Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read.
We have 2 phonics lessons at St George's and in these lessons the children learn 3 main things:
They are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This means that the children learn all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.
Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to put the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is important to be able to read.
Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.
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