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Key Stage 1 Reading tips

Phonics and Spelling

A program of synthetic phonics teaching is used at Brook Field. We use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ materials to develop and enhance the children’s phonetic awareness across Key Stage One. In addition, the actions from Jolly Phonics are followed.

There are 6 stages or phases to children’s phonic development.

 

PHASE ONE

underpins all other phases

strong emphasis on listening skills and oral blending and segmenting

PHASE TWO

19 letters of the alphabet introduced. One sound for each

PHASE THREE

remaining 7 letters of the alphabet

start to introduce digraphs for other phonemes

PHASE FOUR

blending and segmenting adjacent consonants

PHASE FIVE

more graphemes to represents sounds.

Sounds represented by more than one grapheme.

PHASE SIX

revision of phases two to five(GPC’s)

spelling with simple prefixes and suffixes

adding endings and doubling/dropping of final letters

homophones

Click on the links below for the recommended 100 books to read in Key Stage 1. 

Top challenge - to read them all before the end of Year 2!

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