Phonics are a great way of teaching children to read. The knowledge of how to recognise the sounds letters make and the sounds different combinations of letters make is an important step in learning our language. This technique of learning to read can help them break down new words they hear or see and therefore read more accurately.
In Initial sounds you can find downloadable phonics packs. These consists of matching bookmarks and booklets for each sound and can be used in combination with any of our other resources. See resource 1010-225 as an example to reinforce the sound ‘Pl’.
We also have a lovely range of games and flash cards to assist with vowel work, all of these support CVC learning for KS1. See resource L08-060 for an example of flash cards for the vowel ‘u’.