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Supporting Reading at Home (taken from The Open University Website - see link below for further useful resources/information)

Parent video: Understanding Phonics

This short video clip will provide an overview of what phonics is.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

When using pure sounds, children find it easier to blend sounds into words

Parent video: Why read to your child?

Reading to your child can have a significant impact on their reading and speaking and listening skills.

Parent video: 10 things to think about when you read to your child

Watch this short video for some tips to think about when you read to your child.

Parent video: Listening to your child read

Some advice and tips when hearing your child read.

Year One Phonics Help


We hope that the resources below will be of use to you in supporting your child with their Phonics.


Teach Your Monster to Read:

Phonics Play:

Family Learning:

Letters and Sounds:

Phonics Bloom:


Accelerated Reader - What parents need to know