Phonics help children with their reading and spelling. It is one way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully.
Phonics help children:

recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;

identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and

blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.


Early Years use Jolly Phonics in the initial stages of learning to read with phonics. 

KS1 continue with this and use the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

Then from year 2 to year 6 we follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme from Babcock.
Here are some links to support phonics at home.