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Teaching of phonics
Phonics is an important skill that children learn which helps to develop their reading and spelling skills.
Phonics is taught daily in school for 20 minutes. Phonics is split into phases, starting with phase 1 and continuing to phase 4. After that children will learn the word and writing transcription that is detailed in the national curriculum for years one and two.
Children start phase 1 in Nursery. This page demonstrates the sounds the children learn as they progress through the phases.
s-sat a-ant t-tap p-pin i-it n-net
m-mat d-did g-got o-of c-cat k-kit
ck-kick e-bet u-but r-rat h-hen b-big
f,ff-fat,puff l,ll-let,bell ss-less
nd-hand sp-spoon mp-lamp st-stop nt-ant nk-bank ft-left br-brick gr-grow cr-crow fr-from fl-fly cl-clown bl-blow pl-play pr-pram gl-glow tw-twist tr-trick sn-snow sw-swing sm-small sc-scale
j-jet v-van w-wet x-text y-yet z-zip zz-buzz qu-quit ch-chip sh-shop th-thin ng-ring ai-rain
ee-feet igh-night oa-boat oo-boot ar-farm or-for ur-hurt ow-cow oi-coin er-fern ear-dear air-fair
Further sounds taught in year 1.
ay-play ou-house ie-pie ea-seat oy-boy ir-bird ue-clue,venue aw-draw wh-white ph-phone ew-flew oe-toe au-caught a_e-name e-e-these
i_e-line o_e-bone u_e-tune
To see what each phase covers, please see the links below.
We recommend taking a look at this link as it has some useful explanations in the parents' guide on the home page;
Youtube Clip - Articulation of Phonemes