Glenfrome children are introduced to Phase One of the Letters and Sounds programme as soon as they start school.
Phase One supports the development of speaking and listening and awareness of sounds. Our aim is to teach your children the important basic elements of letters and sounds such as oral segmenting and blending of familiar words.
Phase Two and Phase Three - when the children are ready we introduce them to the next stages. This is when we teach at least 19 letters, and move children on from oral blending and segmentation to blending and segmenting with letters to make words. By the end of the phase many children should be able to read some VC and CVC words. They also may be able to spell them either using magnetic letters or by writing the letters on paper or on whiteboards. We use Jolly Phonics to implement letter/grapheme recognition and letter sounds/phonemes.
Please see the links below to support you further in understanding the importance of learning about letters and sounds.