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Letters & Sounds




Nursery rhymes are an important building block in children’s early understanding of literacy and maths. Their rhythmic structure and repeated phrases help to embed language patterns and introduce vocabulary in a playful and social way.

Phonics is a way of teaching reading where your child is taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent. Children can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.

When are children ready to orally segment? this PDF is to support parents who's children are starting school in September 2020

Phonics Song

Have a go at singing our Phonics song. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.

Phonic sounds: 7 different ways to have fun

Initial sound sorting demo


Syllable clapping

Clapping out the syllables in words helps children to hear and store the sounds in them more

Silent sorting

Practising silently sorting words according to their initial sound helps children to store them more accurately and that helps them to say them more accurate...