Phonics – general information

Letters and Sounds is the resource we use to support the systematic teaching of phonics. Children begin the Jolly Phonics Programme in Early Years and then move swiftly onto the Letters and Sounds programme and continue across Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). Every child in FS and KS1  has a 15-20 minute phonics session every morning. Interventions continue in KS2.

The Letters and Sounds programme is separated into six Phases – your child’s teacher will be able to tell you which Phase your child is currently working on.

Below, you will find links to our pages for each Phase. For each Phase there is a brief explanation of what is taught and a selection of resources (word cards, games & record sheets) which you can use to support your child’s learning.

If you require any further support, please come into school and speak with your child’s class teacher or any of our English Leaders, Miss Umpleby, Mrs Burnell and Mr Close.

Sources of information

Hear each letter sound. We are often asked how each letter (or pair of letters) is pronounced. The link below will take you to the BBC Phonics tool which will enable you to hear the pronunciation of each sound.

Click here to hear each sound.

The Oxford Owl website has some excellent information for parents. There are a couple of useful videos as well as a really helpful player that allows you to hear each letter sound.

Click here on this link to visit the site.

Sparklebox has resources for each Phase

Click here on this link to visit the site