Useful Links

Useful Links

Riddlesden St Mary

Phonics Lessons at Home

Here your child can access phonics lessons delivered by our phonics specialist, Miss Halliday. Just click below on the phonics phase your child is currently working at to access specific online lessons. If you are unsure which phase to access please contact your child's class teacher. 

Join Miss Halliday and Phonics Frog to practise your Phonics Skills.

Useful Terminology

You might hear your child using some terminology around Phonics that you haven't heard before. Below are some of the Phonics language your child will be introduced to at school.

Phoneme - This is the smallest unit of sound that a letter makes. Phonemes can be put together to make words. We sometimes called a phoneme a sound.

Grapheme - A way of writing down a phoneme. Graphemes can be made up from 1 letter e.g. p, 2 letters e.g. sh, or 3 letters e.g. igh.

Digraph - When two letters make just one sound.

Trigraph - When three letters make just one sound.

Split Digraph - A split digraph is when two letters make one sound  just like a digraph but they are separated by another letter for example, 'cake' with the 'a' and 'e' making the one sound and the 'k' splitting them up.

Oral Blending - This involves hearing phonemes (sounds) and being able to blend them together to make a word. Children need to develop this skill before they will be able to blend written words.

Blending - This involves looking at a written word and blending the phonemes (sounds) together to read the word. This is the basis of reading.

Oral Segmenting - This is hearing a whole word and then splitting it up into the phonemes (sounds) that make it.

Segmenting - This involves hearing a word, splitting it up into the phonemes (sounds) that make it and then writing those graphemes down in the right order. This is the basis of spelling

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Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

As well as using these resources to support with phonics at home there are some other useful websites that your child could access too.

Rising Star Readers

Reception, Yr 1 and Y2 have access to reading phonetically decodable books online at 'Rising Star Readers' contact Miss R Halliday or your class teacher if you are unsure how to log in to this.

 DfE Letters and Sounds September 2020

 Following the success of the Letters and Sounds Summer Term lesson series, we’re back! This term offering four different lesson types – all designed and delivered by phonics experts working with the validated Letters and Sounds English Hubs. New lessons are uploaded to our YouTube channel every week day at 9am.

Lessons are available for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Check out these lessons here


DfE Letters and Sounds

The Department for Education, Letters and Sounds Phonics programme have uploaded a new phonics lesson every day from April 2020.

These lessons are available to watch at any time and work through Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5.

Click here to check out these lessons


Mr Mc Phonics

Mr Mc loves Phonics just as much as Miss Halliday does. He focusses on all phases of phonics learning.

Click here to check out Mr Mc


Phonics Play

Your child can access phonics games such as 'Buried Treasure' on this site, use the log in details march20 and password home to have a go.

Click here to access this website