Here you will find videos modelling how to pronounce each letter sound correctly. You will see that, when pronouncing a letter sound, it is important to say the letter in a short, sharp manner without adding "uh" to the end of the letter sound.
Phase 2 - the children learn the basic letter sounds for each grapheme, mostly single letter graphemes.
Phase 3 - the children learn the basic letter sounds for each grapheme, mostly double letter sounds (digraphs) and triple letter sounds (trigraphs).
Phase 4 - the children learn how to read longer words containing the digraphs and trigraphs learned in Phase 2 and 3.
Phase 5 - the children will learn alternative graphemes for each letter sound. You will find information about the alternative graphemes, below the videos.
In Year 1, the children will begin to learn that a phoneme (a letter sound) can be written in many different ways. For example, the letter sound 'ee' can be written 'ee' (feed), 'ey' (key), 'ie' (thief), 'ea' (read), 'e-e' (swede) and 'y' (funny). The children know these as alternative graphemes.
Below you will find our Phase 5 alternative grapheme mat.