Helping at Home

Topical Presentations

From time to time we host parent presentation evenings to provide information on school topics such as specific subject related guidance, SATs/examination related information and also sessions for new starters in our reception year. The presentations are also made available here in case you can't attend in person or you just need a refresher.

Also see 2017 KS1 Meeting Notes to support presentation below

Helping at Home - Spelling

Below are the spelling list for each year group. Throughout the year your child will be learning these spellings in school and will be tested on them weekly. With our big push on spelling this year, the school council created a leaflet to help parents and children be more creative when practising their spellings at home. They asked each class to share their ideas and came up with some very fun ways to making learning their spelling more exciting.

Click Here to see the Spelling Leaflet!

Spellings for 2018/19

We will be adding the new spellings information here shorlty

Phonics

Introduction

At Bridlewood Primary school we use a synthetic phonics method which teaches the children the letter sounds. As they build up a bank of letter sounds, they are taught to blend them together to achieve the full pronunciation of whole words. To help the children learn the phonemes (letter sounds) we put actions with each letter. Below you will find video clips linked to each phoneme they will be taught. The videos include; how to pronouce the letter, the action we use and how we write the letter.

Phonics Glossary

blend - to draw individual sounds together to pronounce a word, e.g. s-n-a-p, blended together, reads snap

cluster - two (or three) letters making two (or three) sounds, e.g. the first three letters of 'straight' are a consonant cluster

digraph - two letters making one sound, e.g. sh, ch, th, ph.

Trigraph - three letters making one sound, e.g. air, igh, ure.

vowel digraphs comprise of two vowels which, together, make one sound, e.g. ai, oo, ow

split digraph - two letters, split, making one sound, e.g. a-e as in make or i-e in site

grapheme - a letter or a group of letters representing one sound, e.g. sh, ch, igh, ough (as in 'though')

grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPC) - the relationship between sounds and the letters which represent those sounds; also known as 'letter-sound correspondences'

mnemonic - a device for memorising and recalling something, such as a snake shaped like the letter 'S'

phoneme - the smallest single identifiable sound, e.g. the letters 'sh' represent just one sound, but 'sp' represents two (/s/ and /p/)

segment (vb) - to split up a word into its individual phonemes in order to spell it, e.g. the word 'cat' has three phonemes: /c/, /a/, /t/

VC, CVC, CCVC - the abbreviations for vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel-consonant, consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant, and are used to describe the order of letters in words, e.g. am, Sam, slam