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Phonics - Letters and Sounds


At St Bede's Nursery phonics is taught daily, through play based activities. We follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource that aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. For more information go to:


What Are Phonics Phases?

Phases are the way the letters and sounds are broken down to teach sounds in a certain order.


Phase One - Nursery
Activities are divided into seven aspects;

Aspect 1: Environmental Sounds

Aspect 2: Instrumental Sounds

Aspect 3: Body Sounds

Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme

Aspect 5: Alliteration

Aspect 6: Voice Sounds

Aspect 7: Oral blending and Segmenting.

You can find resources and games here:


Phase Two - Nursery/Reception
Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.