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Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow


Expectation of reading at home

Children should be reading for at least 15 minutes everyday.  For those who still need extra practice with their phonics, this reading time is essential. 


As well as reading books they have at home, they could spend some time each day playing some phonics games and then completing a reading activity linked to the sound practised.  This would normally be happening in the phonics sessions at school.  The phonics sessions in school are very practical, with lots of games being played with the sounds.  However, to support home learning, I have put some worksheets together to help support the sounds being learnt after they have played some games online.  Alternatively, you could make up your own games to play with the focus sound, just as long as the children are reading. 

Free online phonics games

(This last site allows demo versions of the games which does provide practice of the sounds, although you have to pay for the full version of all of the games.  It is a good option though.  You can also download this for tablets and phones)

Daily Phonics Activities 

The focus is to consolidate the sounds in Phase 5 phonics.  Everyday, link to one of the above websites and play one of the games in phase 5.  Make sure you play a game that practices the focus sound for that day (see below).  Then, there are some activities you can complete to make sure you really know the sound. 

Whitchurch Combined School Values

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