Children are given Key Word with their reading books once a week. These are words that will appear in the reading books and are High Frequency Words (HFW) - in the child's reading record you can see the full list of these words.
These words are displayed in the classroom on red card, when the children see these words they know to read them and not to blend these words. At the moment we are just expecting the children to recognise these words and read them.
In the classroom through our phonics sessions we have started to blend many of the sounds we have learnt to create words. The children have been taught to blend by sounding out the sounds they can see and then putting them together. We show these as green words, the app Spell Blast can help to reinforce blending through fun games. The list below are the words we are beginning to blend.