Our Pathway through Phonics: Achievement through Excellence and Enjoyment
At Wymondham CE Primary school children learn phonics throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1. We follow the Letters and Sounds programme which aims to develop children's speaking and listening skills and to prepare them for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It is a systematic programme which is taught daily in short sessions so that children build up and practise the skills they need to use in reading and writing.
Saying the phoneme sounds correctly is very important. Here is a video which shows how to pronounce the phoneme sounds we learn.
The Letters and Sounds programme is split into six overlapping phases:
Phase One (Nursery/Reception)
Phase Two (Reception) up to 6 weeks
Phase Three (Reception) up to 12 weeks
Phase Four (Reception) 4 to 6 weeks
Phase Five (Throughout Year 1)
Phase Six (Throughout Year 2 and beyond)
Children progress through the phases when they can confidently read and write using the sounds.
Here are the sounds and words taught in each phase.