Phonics & Early Reading
Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Synthetic Phonics is the most widely used approach associated with the teaching of reading in which phonemes (sounds) associated with particular graphemes (letters) are pronounced in isolation and blended together (synthesised). For example, children are taught to take a single-syllable word such as cat apart into its three letters, pronounce a phoneme for each letter in turn c-a-t, and blend the phonemes together to form a word.
Little Learners Youtube Channel - a comprehensive phonics resource https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCraBbapvgSgtvV9_pJ9O0OQ
Phonics Play - Free games and resources https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
Phonics Bloom - Free games https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
Useful Videos demonstrating each phonics phase https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXamBdrijc3n_xHvow_zgNQ
Alien Word Practise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wsIajrsZE