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POLITE reminders- the school gates will be opening at the new time of 8.30 a.m and will close promptly at 8.45 a.m.......................Further INSET days for this academic year are - 13th December 2019, 20th July 2020....... please do not park on the zig zag lines, you put our children at risk when you do this...................We are continuing our name and shame campaign............................ thanks for your support in advance....................
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Church of England Community Academy

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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