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Sunnyside Primary Academy


Letters and Sounds

We use Letters and Sounds scheme for phonics across the school. This is a systematic approach which is split into phases. We begin in EYFS teaching Phase 2 which introduces simple letter sound correspondence.  Within each phase, children will also learn 'tricky' words.  These words are common but are not decodable.  By following this scheme, we ensure that children are prepared for the phonics screening in Year 1. 

When your child is in Year 1, you will be invited to an information session where you will be informed of what this entails.

All of our staff, including support staff, have had the full training to deliver the program successfully. At the end of each half term, pupils are assessed to ensure they receive a focused and appropriate delivery of the scheme.