Thorpes Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7GQ

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Corfield Church of England Infant School

Parents: Help from Home.


We follow the Read, Write Inc scheme for phonics. By now the children will have learned and should all be confident with the set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. You can help them by using the cards given to you in Year 1 to practice them daily or at least every other day. Having a secure foundation in phonics will ensure the children can tackle their reading books with more confidence and can become independent spellers. The children will all be completing the national Phonics Screening Check as well this year so supporting them from home is really important. 

Click here for a parents guide. 

Click below for links to the sound sets.

Set 1 sounds.

Set 2 and 3 sounds. 


Year 2 will be continuing with spellings as they did in year 1. A list of ten spellings will be sent home on a Thursday for the children to learn over the week. The spelling test will be held the following Thursday after lunch. These spellings will be taken from the National Curriculum Framework. We will try to pick ones we are going to be using a lot for certain topics to give the children a good start at being more confident writers. We will teach the spellings to the children during a lesson so we have time to discuss the rule and have a practise altogether. They will then need to ensure they are practising them daily at home. The children will bring home a slip on Thursday/Friday so you can see how they’ve done. If they need to continue with a little more practise we will write this on the slip so you know which spellings to help with. 

Click here for some tips for home practice.