Phonics is a key ingredient in the early teaching of reading at our school. Phonics enables children to understand that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words and this underpins the key skill of word reading.

Through a rigorous and systematic programme, we aim for children to achieve mastery of speedily working out the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words.

To ensure continuity in progression of skills across the Foundation Stage and the Key Stages, the school follows the National Curriculum (2014) programmes of study. “Letters and Sounds” forms the core of our phonics programme and this is supplemented with activities from “Jolly Phonics” and “ Read, Write, Inc” (Ruth Miskin).

- YR and Key Stage 1 will teach discreet phonics daily. Each session is for 20 - 30 minutes.

- Children at Key Stage 2 will have differentiated phonic support if still required.

- Phonics will also be reinforced throughout topic work and other areas of the curriculum.

If you would like to develop your own understanding of phonics please speak with your child’s class teacher. We also offer opportunities to attend Parent

Phonic Workshops at our school. (Link here to notes from last workshop) If you would like to practise further phonic and spelling activities then please follow the links on the right.

Please find information to support your child with their phonemes by clicking on the links           Consonants>>  Vowels>>




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Phonics websites


worksheets for-

- consonant and vowel recognition,

- initial consonant sounds,

- beginning and end blends,

- consonant diagraphs,

- silent letters,

- long vowel sounds,

- Phase 3 and 5 sounds.


a good selection of resources including worksheets and some interactive games. Covers-

- Phase 3 and 5 sounds

- Phase 6 work such as prefixes and suffixes, plurals and tense worksheets.

- extensive list of long vowel worksheets and games such as hangman.

www.sparklebox.co.uk or www.twinkle

has and Letters and Sounds section that covers all the phonic phases and the tricky words, 100/200 common words.

Lots of letter fans, mats, display ideas and games that follow ideas in Letters and

Sounds phases.


under word level section of literacy, a good selection of worksheets and powerpoints.


- Early phonics and alphabet work.

- Phase 6 work (plurals, tenses, prefixes/suffixes etc)

- some phase 3/4/5 sounds.


mixture of very good interactive games and worksheets covering most phonic phases.

Recommend Sandcastle quiz and poem pack for phase 3 and 5.


a very good selection of interactive games focussing on phonics and sentence

construction. Each is split into medium/hard/really hard and are short and fun.


a great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.


a selection of interactive games for all phonic phases. Mostly simple games.