Brentry Primary School

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The children will receive a daily 20 minute phonics lesson.

Please scroll down this page to find out about the sounds that are being taught every week in Anning Class and further down page the specific sounds for each term


As the children begin Year 1, we continue to use and revise Phases 2 and 3 of the Letters and Sounds framework during our daily phonics lessons. We also introduce the children to Phase 4 and 'alternative graphemes' in Phase 5. 


Each 'Phase' is outlined below:


Phase 2

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss



Phase 3

Set 6: j, v, w, x

Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er



Phase 4 

The main aim of Phase 4 is to consolidate the children's knowledge and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk.

The children also learn to read and spell tricky words which cannot yet be decoded.



Phase 5

Phase 5 is where the children begin to learn alternative sounds for graphemes taught in Phase 3. For example, the children were taught 'ai' (snail in the rain) in Phase 3. They will now learn 'ay' (may I play?) in Phase 5.

The children will be blending (reading) and segmenting (spelling) words using newly taught alternative graphemes. These will be listed here at the beginning of every week.


Term 2

Week beginning:

4th November ai ( snail in the rain), ee ( what can you see), igh ( fly high), oa ( goat in a boat)

11th November oo ( look at a book), ar ( start the car), or ( shut the door)

18th November ur (nurse with a purse), ow ( brown cow), oi ( spoil the boy)

25th November ear ( what can you hear), air ( that's not fair), ure ( sure that's pure)

2nd December  er ( better letter)

9th December Revise all Phase 3 sounds

16th December Revise all Phase 3 sounds.



Term 3

This term we will be practising our Phase 4 blends:

Week 1 air,igh,ear,ure ( Tricky Trigraphs Phase 3)

Week 2 st,fl,,pl,cl  ( Phase 4)

Week 3 cr,er,br,fr,dr,tr,pr

Week 4 sc,sm,sp,sl,sk,sc,sn

Week 5 scr,shr,thr,str,lt,lp,lf,lk

Week 6 nd,mp,nt,nk,ft,nch,pt,xt



Term 4

This term we will be practising our Phase 5 sounds:

Week 1  ay ( may I play)  ou ( shout it out)

Week 2 ie ( nice pie) ea ( cup of tea)

Week 3  oy ( toy for a boy)  ir ( whirl and twirl)

Week 4 ue ( glue)  aw ( yawn at dawn)

Week 5 wh (wheel)  ph ( phonics) ew ( chew the stew)

Week 6 oe ( Joe's toe ) au (autumn) ey ( key for a donkey)

Term 5

Phase 2-5 Revision

Week 1  a-e, e-e

Week 2 i-e, o-e

Week 3 u-e, -ey, -y

Week 4 -ay, -ai, a-e    -ee, -ea, e-e

Week 5 -igh, -ie, i-e    -oa,-ow, o-e

Week 6 -ew, -ue,-oo, u-e