All the teaching resources on this site are organised by the Letters and Sounds phonics phases (as that programme is used by more schools than any other).

A great many of these resources can also be used to support other phonics programmes. Where the entire content of a resource doesn't match the programme you are using, simply select the GPCs, words and sentences that are appropriate. Sometimes a blank version is provided, so you can insert graphemes/words from your programme.

The location of specific reosures is outlined below. Click on the links to take you to the correct page(s).

Rhyme:

Phase 1 Aspect 4

 

Hearing the Initial Sound in a Word:

Phase 1 Aspect 5

 

Oral Bending and Segmenting:

Phase 1 Aspect 7

 

Teaching GPCs:

Single Letters of the Alphabet:

Phase 2 (most single letters)

Phase 3 (j, v, w, x, y, z)

Consonant Digraphs:

Phase 2 (ll, ss, ff, zz) 

Phase 3 (zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng)

Phase 5a (wh, ph)

Phase 5c (tch, dge, (ge), se, (ze), ce, gn, kn, mb, wr)

Vowel Phonemes:

Phase 3 (ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, er)

Phase 5a (ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e)

Phase 5b (alternative pronunciations of a, e, i, o, u, ow, ie, ea, er, y)

Phase 5c (oul, our, a /or/, al, ear, or, o /u/, al, ere & ear & are /air/, ere & eer /ear/)

 

Blending and Segmenting Words:

3 Letter CVCs:

Phase 2 & Phase 3

CVCs containing a short vowel and a consonant digraph:

Phase 2 & Phase 3

CVCs containing vowel digraphs:

Phase 3 & Phase 5a & Phase 5b & Phase 5c & Phase 6

CCVC & CVCC words:

Phase 4 & Phase 5a & Phase 5b & Phase 5c & Phase 6

 

Best Bets for Spelling (which grapheme to use):

Phase 5c

 

Reading Common Exception (Tricky) Words:

Phase 2: the, to, go, no, I

Phase 3: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, her, all, are

Phase 4: said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

Phase 5a: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

Phase 5b: water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse, many, laughed, because, different, any, eyes, friends, once, please

 

Spelling Common Exception (Tricky) Words:

Phase 2: the, to

Phase 3: the, to, go, no, I

Phase 4: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, her, all, are

Phase 5a: said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there,

Phase 5b: little, one, do, when, out, what

Phase 5c: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

 

Adding Suffixes:

Phase 6

 

Homophones:

Phase 6

 

Contractions:

Phase 6

 

Planning:

Most of the planning on this site is Letters and Sounds specific, but the following plans may be useful to schools using other programmes:

Weekly plan for teaching irregular verbs

 

General Resources:

Cross Phase Teaching Resources

General Letters and Sounds Resources

 

Resources to Use with Parents:

Resources to Use with Parents

 

Assessment and Record Keeping:

Most of the assessment and record keeping resources on this site are Letters and Sounds specific, but the following blank record sheets may be useful for creating you own records:

Letter Names Class Record Sheet

 

 

A blank sheet which can be used as a master to make a class record of tricky words each child can recall (write).

A blank sheet which can be used as a master to make a class record of tricky words each child can recognise (read).

A blank sheet which can be used as a master to make a class record of GPCs each child can recognise (read).

A blank sheet which can be used as a master to make a class record of GPCs each child can recall (write).

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