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Weekly Scope and Sequence - Reception

SFA Weekly Scope and Sequence - Reception

This Summary Scope and Sequence for SFA Phonics provides an overview of this Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme, highlighting its alignment to Letters and Sounds.


Children learn to read and make progress through Six Phases. They read decodable Shared Readers from Phase 2 where the teaching of GPCs in phonics lessons is aligned with the Shared Reader.


The Shared Readers include a range of genres that will appeal to all readers by including familiar characters, settings and topics relevant to children of all ages. Phase 6 provides lessons to consolidate spelling skills and includes less-common GPCs.


Progression is built-in throughout the programme with an increase in the level of challenge in the skills taught in each phase. Our lessons follow a review, teach, practise and apply cycle.


There are regular opportunities for review and consolidation at a pace that ensures your children keep up. Where children need additional support there are a range of strategies to support them.


For the first 14 weeks of the programme, the Shared Readers contain the previous week’s GPCs. Starting in week 17, the Shared Readers include the focus GPC for the week. Common Exception Words marked with an asterik* may/not be Tricky Words according to regional accent