Letters & Sounds Phase 1

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.

The focus of phase one is to: “support linking sounds and letters in the order in which they occur in words, and naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet” (DFES Letters and Sounds Document).


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Lesson plans

Letters & Sounds Activity: Distinguish Between Sounds

Lesson plans

Letters & Sounds Activity: Playing With Songs & Rhymes

Letters and Sounds Introduction & Guidance

Phase 1 Planning

Letters and Sounds Phase 1 Planning Guidance

Phase 1 Voice Sounds

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