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Howitt Primary Community School

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Letters and Sounds

What is Phonics?


•Knowledge of letters and the sounds they make, we use Jolly Phonics in Nursery to help with this. 

•Skills of blending these sounds together to read words.

•Skills of segmenting the sounds in a word and choosing the correct letters needed to spell it.



Letters and Sounds (click to access letters and sounds phases, activities and games) Children move through the Phases 1-6

•The children are set across their Year groups, according to the phase of Letters and Sounds they are working on.

•They receive 15-20 minutes focused phonics teaching each day.