Maths & Phonics Glossary

KS1 Maths Glossary

Phonics Glossary

CVCA consonant-vowel-consonant word, such as cat , pin or top . You may also
come across the abbreviation CCVC for
consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant words such as clap and from . Also
CVCC for words such as mask and belt .
PhonemePhonemes are the smallest unit of speech-sounds which make up a word. If
you change a phoneme in a word, you would change its meaning. For
example, there are three phonemes in the word sit /s/-/i/-/t/. If you
change the phoneme /s/ for /f/, you have a new word, fit . If you change
the phoneme /t/ in fit for a /sh/, you have a new word, fish - /f/-/i/-/sh/.
GraphemeGraphemes are the written representation of sounds.
DigraphA combination of two letters representing one sound, as in ph and ey.
TrigraphA trigraph is a single sound that is represented by three letters, for example: In the word 'match', the three letters 'tch' at the end make only one sound. Other examples of trigraphs are: igh as in sigh.

Further Information

If there are any terms used in your child’s report or targets that you would like explained, please use this form and we will update our glossary.

Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
Fill out this field