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Phonics at Field Lane

Letters and Sounds is the resource we use at Field Lane to support the systematic teaching of phonics. Children begin the Letters and Sounds programme at the start of Early Years and continue into Key Stage 1. 

The Letters and Sounds programme is separated into six Phases - your child's teacher will be able to tell you which Phase your child is currently working on.

There are links to each phase which will help you support your child at home.

The video below will help you learn how to pronounce each sound clearly.

Here your child can watch some Alphblocks phonics videos

Click the the appropriate phonics phase below to get some support

Phase 2    Phase 3    Phase 4    Phase 5

Phonics Glossary

Blending: Blending is the skill of joining sounds together to read words. Children are taught to say the separate sounds in a word and to then blend them together to decode the word.

Diagraph:  A digraph is a sound that is represented by two letters e.g. the sound 'a' in rain is represented by the digraph 'ai'.

Grapheme:  A grapheme is a visual representation of a sound e.g. a letter or a group of letters. Some sounds are represented by a single letter whilst others are represented by more than one letter.

Phoneme: A phoneme is a unit of sound e.g. the word 'cat' contains three phonemes; c - a - t.

Segmenting:  Segmenting is the opposite of blending. Children are taught to segment a word into its separate sounds in order to spell it.

Split diagraph:  A split digraph is a digraph that is separated by other letters e.g. the sound 'a' in the word take is represented by the split digraph a-e.

Useful websites

Click here to visit the Oxford Owl website which has some useful phonics information

Phonics Play has some useful games and resources. Click here to visit

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