Useful Carlyle Phonics Information

EYFS1 (Nursery) Children receive daily sessions based on the Phase 1 activities in the Letters and Sounds document- these consist of being able to identify sounds such as musical instruments and sounds from the environment before moving on to letter sounds.

EYFS 2 (Reception) Children are initially taught to read and write in Early Years Foundation Stage 2 through a systematic phonics programme, integrating a variety of reading and writing activities. Phonics is taught as a discrete lesson for 20 minutes per day, with opportunities to consolidate this learning provided through taught and independent activities. The Letters and Sounds planning document and Early Years Foundation Stage Planning are used. Children learn the phonemes and tricky words from phases 2, 3 and 4. Most children will have secure knowledge of phase 3 on leaving reception.

Year 1 Children learn phase 5 phonics which forms the basis of the Year One Phonics check, carried out in June each year.  They also recap their knowledge and understanding of phase 2 and 3, using phase 4 to consolidate this. They may begin to learn aspects of phase 6.

Year 2 children learn phase 6 phonics and SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation). They also consolidate their earlier learning.

Link to the Letters and Sounds Document:


Link to Advised Enunciation of Phonemes for Phase 2 and 3:


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