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The Department for Education have announced that, from Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school.
Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the DfE, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term, had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19.
Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1, based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons aims to reach the lowest 20% of children; focusing on areas children find the most challenging. A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available.
A new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout the summer term.
11 am* Learning to blend Phase 2 recap For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practise sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’
10 am* Reception Summer term Phases 3 & 4 For Reception children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’
10:30 am* Year 1 Summer term Phase 5 For Year 1 children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’ and ‘green’
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