We use the Letter and Sounds order of teaching and learning phonics, however, we use the RWIinc mnemonics.

Phase 2 - Initial Sounds (EYFS)

Phase 3 Phonemes (EYFS)



Words with sound buttons - can you read these words?

Tricky Words

These are words that you cannot sound out.

Alien Words - Can you read them?

Phase 5 (Year 1)

Phoneme Frame

This is how we split words up into phonemes.





Example of lots of /ai/ words!

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound) can be found at the bottom of this page.

It is really important that the sounds are said clearly and without any other sound attached. When sounds are not said correctly, it can confuse children and they can sometimes struggle to put the sounds together to make the word.

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Cherry Tree Lane, Blackburn, BB2 5NX
Mrs Barton or Mrs Algar
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