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At Bramley St Peter's, phonics is taught in short, daily sessions so that children build up and practise the skills they need to use in reading and writing.

Practising the sounds correctly is really important!

Here is a video which shows you how to say all the sounds we work on with the children.


The school follows the Letters and Sounds programme:

In Reception we also use the Jolly Phonics Programme, a fun, child-centred approach to synthetic phonics.


At the end of year 1, all children sit a statutory test in phonics. The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one-to-one with their class teacher. It will assess phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. 


It will check that your child can

  • Sound out and blend graphemes in order to read simple words e.g. n-igh-t.
  • Read phonetically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words e.g. cat, sand, windmill.
  • Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as 'pseudo words'.


For more information on the Year One phonics screening check please click below.

How to support your child at home with phonics


Please click the link below to see a list of websites and apps which can be used to support your child with phonics at home.