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Letters and Sounds Resources (DfES)

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Phase 1 Phonics Resources (Nursery / Pre-School)

This phase concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills as preparation for learning to read with phonics, which starts in Phase 2.

As a parent, you can play a vital role, by encouraging your child to listen carefully and talk extensively about what they hear, see and do.

Phase 2 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Two of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help teach the following letter-sounds:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f,ff, l,ll, ss

Phase 3 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Three of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help teach the following letter-sounds:
j, v, w, x, y, z,zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 4 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Four of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.





The resources in this phase help children practise the letters and sounds they have previously learnt, and move on to words with adjacent consonants (such as 'tr' 'gl' etc.) and words with more than one syllable.

Phase 5 Phonics Resources (Year One)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Five of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Year One).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help children learn new ways of representing the sounds, and practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling:
ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue(long oo), ue(yoo), aw, wh(wheel), wh(whole), ph, ew(screw), ew(stew), oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e(flute), u-e(yoo), + new sound - zh(treasure)

Phase 6 Phonics Resources (Year Two)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Six of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Year Two).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.

The resources in this phase help children move on to become fluent readers and increasingly accurate spellers.

Letters and Sounds Parent Information Leaflets

Information leaflets are available free for any parent whose child is learning to read with Letters and Sounds during Reception Year at school. They may also be useful for those following other phonics reading schemes.

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