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Read Write Inc (Reception)

At Broomwood Primary School we want all pupils to begin their journey to read with confidence, develop a love of reading and apply their skills competently to writing. Therefore, a consistent and structured approach across the phase will support a smooth transition as children progress and gain skills, involving parents and giving teachers the flexibility but security to plan to the needs of their cohort.

Broomwood Reception Phonics Intent Implement Impact Document



                        Learn and play! Ways to support your child with phonics at home




  • Go on a listening walk, the rule is no talking, just listening! Then share what you hear.
  • Play I spy, this does not just have to be for things beginning with… you can play I spy for that sound like d-o-g (for example).
  • Make a musical drum set with pots and pans, sing and tap out words, for example names of family and friends.
  • Play drawing games, FRED talk a word for example “S-O-CK-S” and child to draw them. Swap, so your child can have a go segmenting the sounds.  
  • Write letters/ words in different places, using foam in the bath, chalk outside, paint, press into dough, asking to sound out Make a list of similar sounding words can be fun to create a rhyme for example frog, dog, jog!
  • Tap out the names of family and friends as you clap your hands, stamp feet, tap your tummy.
  • Play ‘copy me’. Make a simple sound pattern for your child to copy for example, clap twice and stamp. Can they repeat back to you?
  • Write a shopping list and read back whilst pointing to the letters, FRED talking for example “J-A-M” “C-A-R-R-O-T” Encourage your child to make their own list.
  • Play ‘teachers’ asking your child to be the teacher and lead phonics, writing  the sounds they know paper, telling you what it is.
  • Use magnetic letters and an oven tray to explore the letter sounds. Can you find a ….. Try moving the letters to make simple CVC words such as m-a-t and c-a-t.
  • Sound out words in everyday life for example t-a-p. Asking them ‘Can you turn on the ‘T-A-P’. You could make a game of it, maybe as you are getting dressed put on your “S-O-CK-S”.
  • Read everyday, ask your child which book they would like to read. There are lots of great rhyming books which encourage children to continue a rhyming pattern without even knowing!
  • Point out letters in the environment, for example when you are walking into school on street names, saying the sound clearly “Oh look, that’s a S”.
  • Use post it notes to write letter sounds and go on a sound hunt around the house! This would be great for reading red and high frequency words too! In reception we begin with are                                                                               I    of  to  my   the  your  you  he  said  all  want  baby  we  her  she  some  be  there  so
  • Write simple CVC words down and place on the floor, use cars to drive to the word then read… or animals to jump on the word. Make reading fun.
  • Write out a recipe, shopping list, cards or notes for different people.
  • Let them read you a story.
  • Write words/ letters sounds in chalk outside and jump onto the sounds.
  • Draw a picture of something they love and label, you could write the name of the object, its colour. Sometimes writing for your child will encourage them to write themselves, as you are modelling good writing, They could help you by adding more detail for example writing their name on the picture.
  • Listen to ‘Jolly phonics sounds’ (on you tube) and practice pronunciation of the sounds.  

Broomwood EYFS Phonics Policy

Early Years Foundation Stage Phonic Policy 2020