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Phonics

Phonics are the building blocks for Reading and Writing.  Therefore, it is important that we teach Phonics effectively from Nursery in order to secure and revisit each sound.

To develop reading to a high standard children need to leave KS1 secure in all 6 Phases and be able to use these in their Writing and Reading.

Phonics is taught daily, to small groups, supported by an adult.  During each phonics session we include an element of applying phonic knowledge to Reading and Writing, so children are secure in using and applying their sounds.

It is our intention that every child leaves Year One having passed the phonic screening check and is able to build on using and applying their phonological knowledge throughout their time in school.

Nursery Phonics Progression

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Week 1

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Phase

1

Phase 2

o, c, k

ck, e, u

r, h, b

l, f, ff

ll, ss

 

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Phase

1

Phase 2

o, c, k

ck, e, u

r, h, b

l, f, ff

ll, ss

 

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Phase

1

Phase 2

o, c, k

ck, e, u

r, h, b

l, f, ff

ll, ss

 

Week 2

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Settling in time

 

Phase 1

Week 3

Phase

1

Phase 2

s, a, t

p, i, n m, d, g

 

Phase

1

Phase 2

s, a, t

p, i, n m, d, g

 

Phase

1

Phase 2

s, a, t

p, i, n m, d, g

 

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 1

Review Phase 2 phonemes

Review Phase 2 phonemes

Review Phase 2 phonemes

Review Phase 2 phonemes

Review Phase 2 phonemes

Review Phase 2 phonemes

 

Phase 1 and  2

 

Reception

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Week 1

Induction

 

 

x, y

oo (short), oo (long), or

Revisit

ch, sh, th, ng

Words ending with two consonants, e.g. went, jump

Words with two consonants at the beginning and end, e.g. print shrink

Week 2

Baseline

 

Recap

Phase 2

z, zz, qu

ur, ow, oi

Revisit

ai, ee, igh, oa

Words ending with two consonants, including digraphs, e.g. chimp, theft

End of Early Years Assessments

Week 3

Baseline

 

Recap

Phase 2

ch, sh, th

ear, air, ure

Revisit

ar, oo (short), oo (long),

Words beginning with two consonants, e.g. spot, frog

Words with three consonants at the beginning, e.g. scrunch

Week 4

Phase 2

Blending and segmenting

ng, ai, ee

er

 

Consolidate

Revisit

or, ur, ow, oi

Words beginning with two consonants, including digraphs, e.g. tree, spear

Polysyllabic words, e.g. lunchbox, laptop

Week 5

Phase 2

Blending and segmenting

igh, oa, ar

Consolidate learning

Revisit

ear, air, ure, er

Words with two consonants at the beginning and end, e.g. drench, crunch

Independent application of knowledge

Week 6

j, v, w

Consolidate learning

Consolidate learning

Consolidate learning

 

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 3

 

Year One

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Week 1

Baseline

 

 

 wh (which),

ph (elephant)

ay (day)

Assessment

ir (bird)

er (farmer)

ou (cloud),

 

Alternative spelling

ch (picture catch)

Phonics check

Week 2

Baseline

 

a_e (shape)

 

Alternative Pronunciation ey (they)

a (acorn, was,)

 

ow (snow)

o_e (mole)

o (so)

oy (boy)

c (cent)

u (unit)

ea (head)

Alternative spelling

j (fudge)

m (comb)

Alternative spelling

r (wrap)

s (listen/house)

Week 3

Recap

Phase 3

ea (read),

e_e (Pete)

e (he)

 

oe (toes)

ew (grew)

ew (pew)

 

 

ch (school)

ch (chef)

g (giant)

 

Alternative spelling

n (gnat, knit)

Alternative spelling

i (gym)

z (please)

 

Week 4

Recap

Phase 4

y (hairy)

ie (field)

ey (money)

u_e (rude)

u-e (cube)

ue (true)

ou (mould)

ou (could)

ou (you)

Phonics check revision

Alternative spelling

ear (here/beer)

air (there/pear/ bare)

Week 5

Recap

Phase 4

ie (pie)

i_e (ripe)

 

ue (value)

aw (shawl)

au (august)

Consolidate

Learning

Phonics check revision

Alternative spelling

or (talk, four, caught)

Week 6

Recap

Phase 4

y (fly)

i (mind)

Assessment

Assessment

Phonics check revision

Alternative spelling

ur (learn/word)

 

Revision

Phase 5

 

Year Two

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Week 1

Baseline

 

 

ew (grew)

ew (pew)

u_e (rude)

u-e (cube)

ue (true)

Alternative spelling

r (wrap)

s (listen/house)

i (gym)

z (please

Phase 6/ No Nonsense Spelling Programme.

 

 

Week 2

Baseline

 

 

ue (value)

aw (shawl)

au (august)

ir (bird)

er (farmer)

 

Alternative spelling

ear (here/beer)

air (there/pear/bare) or (talk, four, caught)

Week 3

 

wh (which),

ph (elephant)

ay (day)

a_e (shape)

 

Alternative Pronunciation ey (they)

 

ou (cloud),

oy (boy)

c (cent)

u (unit)

ea (head)

Alternative spelling

ur (learn/word)

ee (sea, these, happy, chief, key)

igh (pie, by, like)

Week 4

Alternative Pronunciation

a (acorn, was,)

 

ea (read),

e_e (Pete)

e (he)

y (hairy)

ch (school)

ch (chef)

g (giant)

ou (mould)

ou (could)

 

oa (low, toe, bone)

oo (cue, tune, stew)

oo (clue, June, blew)

Week 5

ie (field)

ey (money)

ie (pie)

i_e (ripe)

y (fly)

ou (you)

 

Alternative spelling

ch (picture catch)

j (fudge)

m (comb)

n (gnat, knit)

Consolidate Learning

Week 6

i (mind)

ow (snow)

o_e (mole)

o (so)

oe (toes)

 

Alternative spelling

r (wrap)

s (listen/house)

i (gym)

z (please)

Assessment

 

Phase 5

Phase 6/No Nonsense Spelling Programme

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