Children are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds resource as well as Jolly Phonics. They learn sounds and tricky words in sets as shown below:

Phase 1 

Phase 1 concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.

Phase 2

s a t p

i n m d

g o c k

ck e u r

h b f ff l ll ss

Phase 2 Tricky Words

I    no    go     to     the     into

Phase 3 Sounds

j v w x

y z zz qu

ch sh ng th

ai ee igh oa

oo ar or ur

ow oi ear air

ure er

Phase 3 Tricky Words

he        she        all        you

we        me         are      her

be        was        my       they

Phase 4 Tricky Words

said     have    like      so       do

some   come   were    there   were

little    one     when   out      what