Whether your child has just finished Year R, Year 1 or Year 2 it will be beneficial for them to keep their sounds knowledge ‘top of mind’ over the Summer, either by practising individual sounds or by practising words that contain the sounds they know.
Year R – have been taught Set 1 sounds, children on Red RWI books will also have started learning Set 2 sounds.
Year 1 – have been taught Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. Year 1 children will benefit from practising their Set 3 sounds (individually and in words).
Year 2 – most children have good knowledge of their Set 2 and 3 sounds and will now benefit from using their sound recognition and blending skills to help them when reading stories.
You can use the links below to print out sets of sounds and word flashcards to use with your child. Alternatively, you can look at the words together on the screen.
You can also have lots of fun playing phonic games with your child. Below are some games you could play at home:
Bingo – put a range of sounds on the bingo cards, your child has to listen carefully as you say specific sounds and then tick off on their bingo card if they have it. For Year 1 or 2 you can use words that contain Set 2 or 3 words. You then say sounds and children cross off words that have that sound in.
Word or sound ‘Stepping Stones’ - on rough paper write sounds or words to make a path to e.g. the TV /garden or an edible treat. Your child then needs to move from ‘stone to stone’ saying the sounds/words to get to the reward.
Sound and Word Hunt – hide sounds around the room that when collected make a word.
Magic doorway – stick sounds or words around an internal doorway. Every time your child passes through the door they tell you a sound or a word which you then remove and put into a box or jar. Once they have got a certain number they could get a pre-agreed treat or reward.
Silly voices - say sounds in a high, low, happy or grumpy voice.
The Oxford Owl website also has a very helpful Parent area for RWI: