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Welcome to Receptions reading at home page. Here you will find resources, ideas and phonics guidance to support your child's early reading.

Receptions Reading Expectations Document below helps Parents/Carers to understand what children are expected to achieve at the end of the Reception year and how their early reading may look.



It is vital that you spend at least 15-20 minutes each day revising the letters and sounds that children know.


During the Autumn term all children have progressed through the teaching of Phase 2 sounds. Practise these sounds each day. Sound them out, think of words that begin with the sound and try and write the sound too! We will also be teaching Phase 3 so practise these at home too! Being able to blend the sounds together in words is a key skill, so support your child in putting sounds together to create words. i.e. the individual sounds c-a-t blends into cat.


Here are the Phase 2 sounds to practise:


s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss


Where there are 2 letters we teach children this is called a diagraph: 2 letters together which make one sound. Where there are 3 letters this is called a trigraph: 3 letters, one sound. 


Here are the Phase 3 sounds to practise:


j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er



Pronunciation of sounds is vital in hearing and speaking each sound. These videos will support you in pronouncing each sound correctly. Blending comes with practise and hearing the sounds, watch the blending video for support. 



There are a variety of resources available online to support your child's reading at home


Sound Mats


These sound mats will help your child practise their phase 2 & 3 sounds.

Phonics in School


Here is an example of the Phase 3 phonics teaching your child encounters in school.


Need more ideas...


Here you will find extra resources to support you and your child in reading at home.