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Phonics at Easton

At Easton Primary School we look to embed phonics from the moment the children enter the school as part of their everyday experiences on their journey to reading and writing. Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and KS1. Children sit a phonics screening check in Year 1 and are sometimes retested in Year 2. Children with barriers to learning or significant gaps in their phonological understanding are given further assistance with phonics in KS2. Phonics does naturally however progress into spellings which is taught as soon as children can use phonics to make their first word! 



Phonics- All phases!
If you would like to help your child at home, these are the phases we work through. Please ask us if you are unsure what phase your child is on. Please don't move them on to the next phase too quickly, it is much better for your child if they are fully confident with reading, writing and spelling the words in their ability phase. In Pirate Class we test the children on these every half term.

Phase 2 to read, write and spell
High Frequency words (HFW)-
a, an, as, at, of, off, on, can, if, in, is, it, dad, had, back, get, big, him, his, not, not, got, up, mum, but,
Tricky words-
the, to, I, no, go, into, and, put

Phase 3 words to learn to read, write and spell
Will, that, this, then, them, with, see, for, now, down, look, too
Tricky words-
he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her

Phase 4 words to learn to read, write and spell;
HFW- went, its, from, children, just, help
Tricky words-
said, so, do, have, come, like, some, were, there, little, one, they, when, out, what

Phase 5 words to learn to read, write and spell;
HFW- don't, old, I'm, by, time, house, about, your, day, made, came, make, here, saw, very, put
tricky words- oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, could

Phase 6
suffixes- -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -s, -er, -est, -y, -en, -ful, -ly, -ment, -ness
Help with phonics online games.
A good site online with games and activities at each phase.