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Turves Green Primary School, Birmingham

Phonics and Reading at Home

21st Mar 2020

Hi Everyone,

As you may already know, at Turves Green Primary we teach children to read and write using a synthetic phonics approach. To support this we use Read Write Inc. During these challenging times, trainers from RWI are supporting early readers learning from home, with online daily phonic sessions (see times below) and more. To access these videos follow Read Write Inc on Facebook or YouTube.  Most children in Reception have now begun learning Set 2 speed sounds so this would be a good place to start! Children in Year 1 are learning or revisiting Set 3 sounds so this would ensure they keep up to date and practise these sounds daily.

In addition, children can access additional reading books by signing up to Oxford owl for free access. Here you can read a selection of ebooks matched to your child's current reading level (see book bands on back of home reading books) https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books

Daily virtual lessons for children From Monday 23rd March we’re scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home. We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times. We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again.  A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!   Films for parents Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel. The YouTube channel will have a quick face-lift to help parents find the films easily. We’re adding a parent film to Facebook every day too.   I hope this helps support you and your child as you work together from home. As always, thank you for your continued help and support especially in these most difficult of circumstances. Donna Watkins KS1 English Lead