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We have lots of new and exciting opportunities for parents and families, including mother and toddler, ESOL, translation, parent workshops and much, much more.................... keep an eye out after Easter for these exciting opportunities. - The Big Pedal - 25th March to 5th April – join in the fun Karate • Last Karate session – Thursday 28th March 2019 (no session on Thursday 4th April 2019) • First karate session after Easter will be on the 25th of April
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Terminology

We use correct phonics terminology as much as possible when teaching. Below are the definitions for words we use.

 

Phoneme - The sound a letter makes. Phonemes can be put together to make word e.g. 'c-a-t'.

Digraph - Two letters that makes just one sound e.g. 'sh' or 'qu'.

Trigraph - Three letters that makes just one sound e.g. 'igh' or 'air'.

Blending- This is when you look at a word, find out which sound each letter makes and then putting the sounds (phonemes) together in order to read the word. For example, if a child sees the word 'cat' they will know the sound each letter makes . They will then be able to put the sounds together to read the word. This is the basis of reading.

Segmenting - This is when you hear a whole word and can then split the word up into its individual sounds (phonemes). For example, knowing the word 'cat' is split up into the 'c', 'a' and 't' phonemes. Children need to be able to do this in order to spell words.

 

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