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Darell Primary and Nursery School

Home Learning

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Please read with your child every day. Little and often is best. Ask them questions about the book and the pictures on each page, this will help them to understand what they are reading (comprehension). Encourage your child to blend each word (building the word by adding one sound at a a time) and get them to re-read each sentence after they have blended each word. This will aid their comprehension of what they are reading.


Below are some files which have been emailed to all parents. A copy of the email is below:

Dear Parents

Thank you to those who attended the Reception Phonics Workshop today. I thought it would be useful to send an email to everyone with some links and information.

If anyone who couldn't attend is interested in having another workshop, please let me know, and if there is enough interest I will repeat the workshop.

We teach the Letters and Sounds scheme using Jolly Phonics.

  • ​The order of the Phase 2 phonemes taught is:
    • Set 1: s, a, t, p
      Set 2: i, n, m, d
      Set 3: g, o, c, k
      Set 4: ck, e, u, r
      Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
    • ​​We are currently learning Set 3
  • ​​​The order of Phase 3 (this will start just before or straight​ after the Christmas break)
    • Set 6: j, v, w, x

      Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

      Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

      Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

  • ​The link for the Jolly phonics Songs is:

Note: this is in alphabetical order and not the order taught in class

  • ​The link for correct pronunciation of phonemes/digraphs and trigraphs is:

This is one youtube clip which I recommend but there are lots of others

  • ​I have attached a handwriting chart with the correct letter formation direction and a dotted sheet for practice
  • I have attached a high frequency word sheet - these are both decode-able and non decode-able words that the children need to learn by the end of Reception Year (including the tricky words)

As always, please ask if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Georgia Brown