Brockmoor Primary School



Phonics at Brockmoor Primary School


Here at Brockmoor Primary School, we follow our own Phonics Programme. 

 As a school, we teach Phonics daily from Nursery until your child has successfully completed the Phonics Screening Test. Children will have access to further intervention through KS2 where applicable. 


We currently follow the guidance and progression based on the

'Letters and Sounds Programme'* outlined below:


Brockmoor Phonics Coverage




Phonic Knowledge and Skills

Phase One(Nursery/Reception)

Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.

Phase Two(Reception) up to 6 weeks

Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.

Phase Three(Reception) up to 12 weeks

The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. Graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the "simple code", i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.

Phase Four(Reception) 4 to 6 weeks

No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.

Phase Five(Throughout Year 1)

Now we move on to the "complex code". Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.

Phase Six(Throughout Year 2 and beyond)

Working on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters etc.

Taken from Letters and Sounds


*Over the coming weeks, we will be working towards updating this programme to take into consideration the new Government guidance regarding the systematic approach to teaching Phonics.