What is Phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.

Phonics plays a large part in a child's development. Throughout EYFS there is a clear attempt by schools and teachers to make sure children are able to recognise letters and strings of letters. 

Different schools adopt different teaching method, however all result in the child being able to decode words and identify unfamiliar words. Their individual knowledge develops through reading and sounding out.

Throughout their early years phonics is a main part of their learning as it sets the foundations for their literacy skills, children learn through activities such as; reading, games, songs and lots more.

Find out lots more about the terms your schools might use when talking about phonics - phonemes, graphemes, decoding, blending, cvc words,  and many more. 

Click on the resources below to read more and find out how to help your child. 


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