Phonics Curriculum

Phonics

 

At Sarisbury Infant School, early reading and writing is taught using synthetic phonics as the main approach. The phonics programme that we follow is Letters and Sounds. This programme enables us to teach phonics in a fun systematic way. 

 

  

During a phonics lesson pupils recap previous sounds taught, learn a new sound and how to use their sounds to read and write unknown words through segmenting and blending.In addition to this children are taught high frequency words, words which do not completely follow the rules of phonics.

 

Teachers will use a variety of techniques to make all phonic lessons quick paced and multi-sensory. Children who require extra support in acquiring their sounds will be given this in addition to their daily phonics lesson.

  

The Letters and Sounds phonics programme is split into 6 progressive phases throughout Early Years and KS1.

 

Below is an outline of when the 6 phases are taught.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Early Years

 

Phase 1

Phase 2

 

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

 

Phase 1

Phase 2 (Recap)

Phase 3

 

Phase 1

Phase 2 (Recap)

Phase 3 (Recap

 

Phase 1

Phase 2 (Recap)

Phase 3 (Recap

Phase 4

 

Phase 1

Phase 2 (Recap)

Phase 3 (Recap

Phase 4

Application of sounds

 

 

Year 1

 

Phase 3 (Recap)

 

Phase 5

 

Phase 5

 

Sound families

 

Sound families

Application of sounds

 

Alternative pronunciation of sounds

Suffixes

Past and present tense

 

 

Year 2

 

Phase 5 recap

Phase 6

 

Phase 6

 

Phase 6

 

Phase 6

 

Phase 6

 

Phase 6

Phase 2 sound mat 1st page v2-1 Phase 2 sound mat 2nd page v2

Phase 3 sound mat 1st page v2Phase 3 sound mat 2nd page v2

Phase 5 1st page v2Phase 5 2nd page v2

 

 For more information about the governments ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme please click on the link below

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

  

 Below are videos demonstrating the correct pronounciation of sounds for each phase.

       

 

 

Phase 2 from gemma fanstone on Vimeo.

Phase 3 from gemma swinger on Vimeo.

Phase 5 from gemma swinger on Vimeo.

Phonics Screening Check Example from gemma fanstone on Vimeo.