Useful Links

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Ravenstone Primary School


We hope that you find this page useful when helping your child with their phonics and early reading at home.

Phase two sounds (taught in reception throughout the Autumn 1)



 Phase two sounds (taught in reception throughout the Autumn 2)



  Phase three sounds (taught in reception throughout the Spring 1)




How we teach blending



Please click here to visit the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Website for more videos and information. 

 Useful PDF guides for parents can be downloaded here

Parent Guide - Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_1

Parent Guide - Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_2

Parent guide - Progression (Reception and Year 1)

Parent guide - Capital letter formation

Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

A sharing book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.

Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!