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When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

  • the sounds represented by written letters
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words.

Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.

Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llllll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.

At Carmountside we teach phonics through a programme called 'Phonics Bug'. This is a online, fun, interactive programme where the children can practise blending and segmenting letters to make words, and practise their letter formation skills.

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