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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Church of England Community Academy Trust

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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