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What is phonics?

Get a definition of phonics and understand the key aspects of learning to read using phonics. Learn more about key terms such as 'phonemes', 'blending' and 'tricky words'. Find more phonics help on Oxford Owl: What is Oxford Owl?

Articulation of Phonemes

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

The Jolly Phonics actions we learn in class to help us remember our sounds!

This film is a teaching tool for parents to understand all the Jolly Phonics sounds and actions, taught in a Reception/Year 1 classroom.

How to use sound buttons to support reading and phonics.

Children learn to use sound buttons in class.

Games, apps and programmes to support your child in Phonics. 


Alphablocks Series 4 - Ai sound

Alternative ways for ai sound. We have been learning these in class!

Alphablocks : ee sound

Alternative ways to make ee sound. We have been learning these in class too!

Year One Phonic Screening Check?

Every Year One child in England has to sit a Phonic Screening Check in June set by the Department for Education. The phonics screening check is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonics knowledge. It helps us confirm whether your child has made the expected progress. Your child will have to read 40 words aloud, 20 of these will be nonsense words and your child will have to use him/her phonics knowledge to help him/her decode the word.

Past years Phonics Screening tests from the DfE

Phase 3 words to practice adding sound buttons on and reading aloud. Great practice for phonics screening test!

Information on the screening test.