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Lyndhurst Infant School

Lyndhurst Infant School


At Lyndhurst Infant School we use the 'Letters and Sounds' program as the basis for our phonics teaching. This splits the different aspects that need to be taught into 'Phases'. An overview of what is taught in each phase can be found here.

EYFS have just begun to use a new phonics programme called Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which follows the same principle of Letters and Sounds but with different mnemonics and more decodable books. More information to follow.

Phonic Screener

In the Summer term, Year 1 children are required to sit the 'Phonic Screening Check'. This is a short reading test made up of phonically decodable words, some of which are real and some of which are 'alien' or made up words. This 'Sound Families Mat' shows the main di- and trigraphs that children will need to recognise and read as part of a word. If your child is currently in Year 1, further information will be sent home.

Pronunciation Guide:

Please click on the picture below to watch a short  video showing how to pronounce some English phonic sounds. If this link doesn't work, try searching for 'articulation of phonemes' on YouTube or a search engine.


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