Greenacres Primary School

Greenacres Primary School Millenium Primary
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Sounds & Actions

Phase 1 - Children are taught Phase 1 in Nursery (Blue and Navy class) activities are arranged under the following seven aspects:

■ Aspect 1: General sound discrimination – environmental sounds

■ Aspect 2: General sound discrimination – instrumental sounds

■ Aspect 3: General sound discrimination – body percussion

■ Aspect 4: Rhythm and rhyme

■ Aspect 5: Alliteration

■ Aspect 6: Voice sounds

■ Aspect 7: Oral blending and segmenting

 

Phase 2 - Children are taught Phase 2 in Reception 

 

Phase 3 - Children are taught Phase 2 in Reception, this is when two (diagraph) or three (trigraph) letters become one sound.

Diagraph example: When a c and h are put together, they make the 'Ch' sound, this sound is used for the word 'chain'.

Trigraph example: When three letters make one sound 'igh', this sound is used for the word 'night'.

 

To listen to the sounds in Phase 2 and 3, click the video below:

By the end of reception (Jet Black) your child needs to be secure in applying Phase 2 and 3 sounds to their reading and writing. 

Phase 4 - is taught in Year 1, the purpose of this phase is to consolidate children's reading and writing containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words.

 

Phase 5 - is taught in Year 1 

 

Phase 6 - is taught in Year 2