Park Lane Primary

Jargon for Parents

We do use technical terms when teaching the children in phonics and throughout the day, to support their reading and writing.

 

Phoneme – the smallest unit of sound

Grapheme – the written letters that represent a phoneme

Diagraph – 2 letters that are combined to make a single sound e.g. sh, ay

Trigraph – 3 letters that are combined to make a single sound e.g. igh, ear

Sound talk – saying each sound in turn from a word, e.g. ch-i-p (we often call this robot talk in school)

Blend – putting sounds together to read a word

Segment – splitting a word into sounds to help with spelling

Contact Park Lane Primary School

Infant School

55, School Road, Tilehurst,
Reading RG31 5AS

0118 937 5518

Junior School

130, School Road, Tilehurst,
Reading RG31 5BD

0118 937 5515