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In Year 1 we will continue to build on the phonic knowledge the children have learnt in Year R.

Below are the initial letter sounds. These are Letters and Sounds Phases 1 and 2

With these sounds the children can read and spell words where they can hear each individual phoneme (sound). Such as cvc words (consonant, vowel, consonant) c-a-t,  g-e-t,  w-e-n-t

or ccvc (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant) sh-i-p,  ch-a-t,  th-i-s

and cvcc (consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant) f-i-sh, w-i-th, m-u-ch

Phase 1 and 2 Sound cards resource

An easy to follow video for children learning their initial letter sounds with clear pronunciation and a chance to hear and say the sounds.

The next sounds or phonemes we learn will be Letters and Sounds Phase 3 to 5. These are the longer sounds with two or more letters. The children will be able to use these to read and spell more complex words.

There is a rhyme and action for each sound which the children can teach their grown up.

Letters and Sounds Phase 3 to 5

Some of our Year 1 and 2 Children showing us how to say the sounds correctly for Phases 2 to 3

Please encourage your children to use these sounds to build words when they read and write at home.

Below are some links to a free website called ICT Games. Here are games which link to learning phonics.





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