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Phonics @ Home

Phonics at Home

There are lots of simple and fun ways that you can do some phonics learning with your child at home. Here are a few ideas of fun games and activities that you could try. We'd love to see if you try out any of them out! Please send any photos to Miss Russell using the Year 1 email year1@dovecote.school  The activities will be updated so keep checking this page!

Free ebooks!!

Free Online Reading Books 

To keep your child reading, Oxford Owl has shared hundreds of ebooks for free on their website. This is for a limited time, whilst schools remaind closed. Make the most of this opportunity and see what books they have. Let us know which books you like best and we can recomend them to other children.  Visit the library of ebooks here. 

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Online Phonics Lessons

Read Write Inc Online Lessons

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, Read Write Inc are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am  
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

There is also a video for parents and carers to watch which explains the lessons. Video Link

Remember- these videos are there to support you if you would like to use them, there is no expectation that you do. 


Daily Story Time Videos

There is also a daily story time video for children to watch here.

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