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RWI Phonics lessons at home

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

RWI Phonics lessons at home

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for the YouTube Speed Sounds lessons schedule.

 

Thameside uses the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme devised by Ruth Miskin. Click here to watch parent videos and find out more about the programme.

Enunciation

Teaching phonics requires a technical skill in enunciation.  Phonemes should be articulated clearly and precisely.  Below is a link to a Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phoneme pronunciation guide:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2Ddf_0Om8

We have also filmed some of our children pronouncing the sounds using the correct enunciation:

Set 1

 

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Set 2 

 

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Set 3 

 

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RWI videos

Ruth Miskin provides an overview of RWI phonics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6dSsXkD1wM

Ruth Miskin demonstrates how to blend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q

Remember…

  • One sound can be represented by one, two or more letters (e.g. z-i-p, sh, ng, igh)
  • One sound can be represented by different spellings (e.g. o, oa, ow, oe, o-e, ough)
  • One spelling can represent multiple sounds (e.g. ough – though, thought, through, bough, rough, borough)