As you are aware, Year 1 will be doing a Phonics Screening Check next term. By the end of this week, your child will be sent home with some words to practice with- they contain the graphemes (ways phonemes (units of sounds) are written). Please practice these- write them on post its and hide them around the house, cut out the cards and sort them into real and made up words. Read them and then write sentences using the real words. Add sound buttons to them and just have lots of fun. This is just so the children have a little practice and can blend at home.
The real ones we make as fun as possible and they really enjoy it so don't worry- this is just so they can do a little as and when they like.