Phonics Codebreaker

Below is a list of  the most common phonics words that teachers may use with you! At first it may seem far too complicated and not the best way of teaching children to read. But phonics works like a code, and once children learn just a few phonics sounds they are soon able to decode and read 100’s of simple phonetically decode able words.

Phonics Glossary:

Phoneme – a sound as it is said

Grapheme – a sound that is written

Digraph– two letters that work together to make the same sound such as ‘ch’ in church.

Trigraph – Three letters that work together to make the same sound such as ‘dge’ in edge.

Split digraph – Two letters that work together to make the same sound, separated by another letter. Such as ‘0-e’ in zone.

If you would like some more information on what phonics is, how it works and is and how it is taught in schools, you can check out this website for lots of great information, they also hav a brilliant Phonics Parent Guide