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.
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 ‘o-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 have a brilliant Phonics Parent Guide