Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

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Letters and Sounds phonics lessons at home

For all pupils in Reception and Year 1


We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed.

Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.


During the summer term, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by clicking on Letters and Sounds for home and school. All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.


There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability.

A new phonics lesson will be uploaded every day, Monday to Friday, at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch at any time during the summer term.


10:00 am* Reception Summer term - For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’


10:30 am* Year 1 Summer term - For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’ and ‘green’


11:00 am* Learning to blend - For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practise sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’


After watching each lesson, we encourage you to read aloud to your child and, if your child has reading books from school, listen to your child read.

As with all online content, parents and carers are advised to supervise their child’s use of the internet. We hope you will find the new phonics lessons useful to support your child’s learning during this unprecedented time


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