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Learning to Read

In Nursery we begin to teach Phonics.

We focus upon 'Phase 1'.  The emphasis is upon developing speaking and listening skills so that they are ready to move on to letter sounds when they are ready.

Children need to understand the concept of environmental sounds before they can move onto letter sounds.  Children need to be able to hear the sounds around them as they are happening.  For example - when children hear a sound and turn towards it - maybe a phone ringing or when they look to the sky to see the aeroplane they have heard - this is all building up their skills which will help them to learn to read.

 

The link below takes you to a website with some games you can play with your child.

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html

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