There are seven different aspects to ‘phase 1’ phonics.
Aspect 1 - Environmental Sound Discrimination
Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sound Discrimination
Aspect 3 - Body Percussion Sound Discrimination
Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme
Aspect 5 - Alliteration
Aspect 6 - Voice Sounds
Aspect 7 - Oral Blending and Segmenting
In Nursery and Reception, we promote all aspects during adult led and child-initiated learning.
How can I help my child at home?
- Listen to and compare the sounds of different toys or musical instruments
- Go on listening walks – (indoors and outdoors)
- Make sounds a part of your storytelling
- Sing songs and rhymes
- Clap along to words or songs
- Introduce rhyming words