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Letters & Sounds Phase 1 | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

A collection of resources to help with the teaching of phase 1 of the DFES Letters and Sounds phonics teaching programme.  Includes Varying Syllable Picture Cards,  voice sound cards and teaching cards for words with 2 or 3 Phonemes. Please visit our phonics lesson plan section if you are looking for help planning lessons related to the letters and sounds programme.

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Letters & Sounds Activity: Distinguish Between Sounds

A simple activity ideal to use with a small group of children in phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds programme.

Lesson plans

Letters & Sounds Activity: Playing With Songs & Rhymes

A simple activity designed to encourage children to recognise and say the sounds p,b and m.

Lesson plans

Letters and Sounds Introduction & Guidance

This document provides an overview of the letters and sounds programme.

Letters and Sounds Phase 1 Planning Guidance

This is a comprehensive list of ideas and suggestions for teaching phase 1 of the DFES Letters and Sounds Programme.

Phase 1 Planning

Phase 1 Voice Sounds

A set of 10 picture cards to be used with the voice sounds activity outlined in DFES ‘Letters & Sounds’.

Phase 1: Aspect 1 (Environmental Sounds) Banner

A large banner showing the title of first aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Environmental Sounds’.

Phase 1 Aspect 1 Banner

Phase 1: Aspect 2 (Instrumental Sounds) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the second aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Instrumental Sounds’.

Phase 1 Aspect 2 banner

Phase 1: Aspect 3 (Body Percussion) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the third aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Body Percussion’.

Phase 1 Aspect 3 Banner

Phase 1: Aspect 4 (Rhythm and Rhyme) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the fourth aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’.

Phase 1 Aspect 4 Banner

Phase 1: Aspect 5 (Alliteration) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the fifth aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Alliteration’.

Phase 1 Aspect 5 Banner

Phase 1: Aspect 6 (Oral Blending and Segmentation) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the seventh aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Oral Blending and Segmentation.

Phase 1 Aspect 7 Banner

Phase 1: Aspect 6 (Voice Sounds) Banner

A large banner showing the title of the sixth aspect of the Phase 1 Letters and Sounds programme ‘Voice Sounds’.

Phase 1 Aspect 6 Banner