In school, we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' programme for teaching phonics. Children work through the Phonics Phases from their entry to school. Typically, children will begin Phase 1 in Reception and complete Phase 6 in Year 2. However, all children are different and not all children progress at the same rate through the phonics phases.
High quality daily phonics lessons ensure that all children do make progress, from Early Years through into Key Stage One and even into early Key Stage 2, where necessary.
All children in Year 1 take a statutory test in the summer term, to asses their phonic ability. This is called the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening Check' and more information about this is below, along with supporting information on 'Letters and Sounds'.