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Here you will find videos & websites we use regularly in our Phonics & Literacy teaching at school, as well as ideas & resources to use at home:

Guidance for parents/carers on how to pronounce Phonics sounds:

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read.

Oxford Owl: How to pronounce pure sounds

Jolly Phonics phase 2 songs:

We use these songs in Reception to introduce Phonics sounds.

Jolly Phonics Phase 3 songs

Reception use these videos during our Phonics lessons in the Spring term.

Phase 2 tricky words song

A video we use to teach the Phase 2 tricky words: 'I, no, go, the, to' & the Phase 3 tricky words: 'he, she, we'

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song

Tricky word song with Phase 3 tricky words 'he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, are, all'

Alphabet Song

Nursery children use this video regularly in their Phonics learning.

Geraldine the Giraffe Videos

Reception love to follow the Phonics adventures of Geraldine Giraffe! In the YouTube search bar, type 'Geraldine Giraffe' followed by the sound you want to focus on. Geraldine has a video for every single sound we learn during Phonics, including digraphs (2-letter sounds) & trigraphs (3-letter sounds)!

Alphablocks: How to sound the letters of the alphabet!

Sound & Tricky Word Mats:

Useful websites:
Interactive Games:

Nursery Literacy Activity ideas to do at home:

The following activities have been specifically written for parents & carers to engage in Phonics & Mark Making with their children at home! They are directly linked to the EYFS Curriculum:

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