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PHONICS

At Lyndhurst Infant School we use the 'Letters and Sounds' program as the basis for our phonics teaching. This splits the different aspects that need to be taught into 'Phases'. An overview of what is taught in each phase can be found here. Alongside this, EYFS also use the Letter Land characters and stories to introduce phonics in a fun and exciting way to the children.

Phonic Screener

In the Summer term, Year 1 children are required to sit the 'Phonic Screening Check'. This is a short reading test made up of phonically decodable words, some of which are real and some of which are 'alien' or made up words. This 'Sound Families Mat' shows the main di- and trigraphs that children will need to recognise and read as part of a word. If your child is currently in Year 1, further information will be sent home.

Pronunciation Guide:
Please click here to watch a short YouTube video showing how to pronounce some English phonic sounds. If this link doesn't work, try searching for 'articulation of phonemes' on YouTube or a search engine.