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Phonics help for parents

FAQs, top tips, and lots of help in supporting your child learning to read using phonics

Phonics FAQs

Phonics explained

Home Learning Phonics - s, a, t, p

What is phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching reading where your child is taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent. Children can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.

Support for phonics practice at home

Extra help with phonics

Phonics made easy

Oxford Owl

Free phonics help and support

Oxford Owl is a FREE website built to support you with your child’s learning. You’ll find lots of help and support for phonics, including a guide on how to say the sounds correctly and answers to frequently asked questions, such as 'why does my child need to use the phonics method?'