Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Letters and Sounds

Information for parents

Phonics

  • We all use phonic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Children learn to listen to sounds and tones as they develop in their early years. They learn to make sounds and talk.
    (Problems with hearing and speech may delay these skills.)
  • Children learn to see shapes as they develop in their early years.
    (Problems with vision may delay these skills.)
  • Linking sounds and letters helps us to read and spell words.
  • A phoneme is a sound.
  • A grapheme is a letter.
  • Each letter of the alphabet has a name.
  • Learning alphabetical order is useful for using dictionaries and lists.
  • Each letter of the alphabet has a short sound, for example a in cat.
  • Vowels have short and long sounds.
  • Some long vowel sounds are represented by 2 or 3 letters; these are called digraphs, for example ‘ai’ in rain and trigraphs, for example ‘igh’ in night.
  • Some sounds are represented by 2 consonants, for example ch in chip.
  • We can blend sounds together to read c-a-t cat.
  • We can separate sounds to write cat c-a-t.
  • Some words cannot easily be read phonetically, for example ‘the’. These irregular words need to be read by memory.