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Elfrida Primary School

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At Elfrida School we follow 'Essential Letters and Sounds' DFE approved scheme to teach phonics. Phonics is the process that ensures children have the skills to break words into a sound system, building letter and word recognition. Children learn to segment words to help support their spelling ability and to blend sounds together to read words. Once phonics are learnt and children can read fluently, they can then develop other reading skills such as comprehension and acquiring knowledge in order to access the whole curriculum.

Online Reading

Oxford reading owl is a free online reading programme catered at your child's reading level. To help your child read or listen to books they can follow. Go to...

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Please select level 1+ or 2 for the appropriate reading level.



Have a look at our fantastic writing!

We made our own moving bear using split pins!

Maths activity using the dice!


In Phonics the children are taught new sounds nearly every day. Your child may come home learning a new sound- please talk to them about any new words they have learnt. Can they make a sentence using that word? 


Please write other simple words using these sounds from our sound mats you received, and practise them with your child at home.


Can your child read sentences such as: We can see the ship.

Read read read

Your child will be coming home with a reading record which looks like the picture below. There, you can write comments about your child's reading or they can comment on the book and draw pictures of what they enjoyed about the story. 


There will also be things added such as tricky words for you child to practise and number they should practise.

These sounds are taught by your child in Reception and Year 1. Please have a listen and practise with your child. This will help to prepare them for reading.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Alphablocks - 3 Letter Words | Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Learning Blocks