In Reception we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. This is rigorous and systematic phonics programme which helps children to learn to read and spell well. This is split into the following Phases:
Phase 1 - develops childrens abilities to listen to, make, explore and talk about sounds. This phase is split into 7 aspects that are explored and developed through games.
Aspect 1 - General sound discrimination – environmental
Aspect 2 - General sound discrimination - instrumental sounds
Aspect 3 - General sound discrimination - body percussion
Aspect 4 - Rhythm and rhyme
Aspect 5 - Alliteration
Aspect 6 - Voice sounds
Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting
Phase 2 - children learn the following sounds:
Set 1 - s a t p
Set 2 - i n m d
Set 3 - g o c k
Set 4 - ck e u r
Set 5 - h b f ff l ll s ss
Phase 3 - children learn the following sounds:
Set 6 - j v w x
Set 7 - y z zz qu
Consonant digraphs - ch sh th ng
Vowel digraphs (and trigraphs) ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er
Phase 4 - focusses on blending and segmenting words with adjacent consonants.
The Phonics Lead in school is Mrs Dufton, who is happy to help and provide any extra support if needed.