Paulton Infant School Phonics Progression Overview

At Paulton Infant School, We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics.

Our aim is that all EYFS children are secure in phase 4 by the end of EYFS, all children are secure in phase 5 by the end of Y1 and all children are secure in phase 6 by the end of KS1. This overview is not to be seen as fixed as many children will learn at a faster rate than their peers and as such our practitioners will adapt to meet the needs of the children accordingly.

Any child not making the expected progress will require additional daily pre teaching and consolidation/repetition in addition to their daily phonic input to ensure they are not left behind. Staff teaching phonics for the daily input will ensure they communicate the specific sounds that identified children are finding tricky to the staff providing the intervention to ensure precision teaching is in place.

By the end of Year 1, in preparation for the Phonics Check, children are expected to be independently and confidently reading and writing words containing all of the phonemes and graphemes from Letters and Sounds. This knowledge of graphemes and phonemes is developed further throughout Year 2, where children explore spelling rules, suffixes, syllables and word types, e.g. homophones and compound words, developing their expression, comprehension skills and fluency when reading.  


EYFS Phonic Progression

Y1 Phonic Progression

Useful websites to help with Phonics

Phonics Pronounciation Video 
This video clip demonstrates how to pronounce pure sounds using the Jolly Phonics scheme.

On-line phonic games

On this website you will find lots of phonic games, activities and ideas to help your child hear, say, read and write different sounds and words

2018 Phonics Check

An example of the phonics check paper that takes place at the end of Year 1. We use these past papers to conduct in-house mock phonics checks in preparation for the real thing at the end of Year 1.

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