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At Kendall we use Letters and Sounds which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. At Kendall we sometimes use other phonics resources, for example Jolly Phonics, Read Write Inc Phonics Flashcards and Phonics Play, to make our phonics lessons fun.

For more information on Letters and Sounds please visit: Letters and Sounds
For more information on Jolly Phonics please visit: Jolly Phonics
For more information on Phonics Play please visit: Phonics Play
You can also find useful guidance on the Oxford Owl website who are the publishers of Read Write Inc.

You can also download copies of the phonic recognition cards, decodable words and tricky words that are taught in EYFS and Class 1 and recorded in the children's phonics books: