Phonics / Letters & Sounds

This section contains a collection of early years (EYFS)/ key stage 1 (KS1) lesson plans, activities and ideas to assist with the teaching of phonics and the DfES Letters and Sounds programme. It now includes a scheme of work / planning guidance for each phase of the letters and sounds programme as well as an assessment template. You may also like to look at our extensive literacy section, where we have a comprehensive selection of Phase 1-6 resources.

We are looking to make this section as comprehensive as possible and as such if you have any letters and sounds planning documents that you would like to share we’d love to hear from you. We are happy to pay for these documents.

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Letters and Sounds Assessment Template

Assessment Template for Letters and Sounds

EYFS/KS1 Activities: Recognising Letters

Lesson plans

Letters & Sounds Activity: Distinguish Between Sounds

Lesson plans

Letters & Sounds Activity: Playing With Songs & Rhymes

Letters and Sounds Book List

Letters and Sounds Introduction & Guidance

Phase 1 Planning

Letters and Sounds Phase 1 Planning Guidance

Phase 2 Planning

Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Planning Guidance

Phase 3 planning

Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Planning Guidance

Phase 4 Planning Guidance

Letters and Sounds Phase 4 Planning Guidance

Phase 5 Planning Guidance

Letters and Sounds Phase 5 Planning Guidance


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