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Reading Policy, including Phonics


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

Letters and Sounds Overview - Phase 2 to 5

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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.

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!