I have been really impressed with how our Ducklings have developed in phonics since the start of the year.
We have been working really hard on our Phase one phonics which is all about consolidating our speaking, listening and attention skills- getting our children in tune with the sounds around them. Doing so lays the foundation for oral blending and segmenting skills and phonic work which begins in Phase 2.
There are 7 aspects of phase one phonics
- Aspect 1 - General sound discrimination - environmental
- Aspect 2 - General sound discrimination - instrumental sounds
- Aspect 3 - General sound discrimination - body percussion
- Aspect 4 - Rhythm and rhyme
- Aspect 5 - Alliteration
- Aspect 6 - Voice sounds
- Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting
Today we will be consolidating our learning of aspect 4 'rhythm and rhyme'. Our phonics home learning will likely cover all of the aspects as during Nursery we like to really master all aspects of phase one before we move on to set a firm foundation for phase two.
This morning I would like you to read a rhyming story together. Julia Donaldson stories are very good for this, but I will all leave some links below for some YouTube story videos.
Read/listen to the story together- emphasise the rhyming words whilst reading and ask your child which words rhyme? Which words sound the same?
The may need a little help with this- if they are not sure explain the rhyming words to them, emphasising the rhyming sounds and ask them to repeat the rhyming words.
You do not need to read all of these- just choose one.