Early phonics teaching in nursery and at the start of Reception focuses on developing children’s listening skills.
Typical activities for teaching Phase 1 phonics include 'listening' walks, playing and identifying instruments, action songs, learning rhymes and playing games like I Spy.
This phase is intended to develop children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills.
In Song of Sounds, children begin to learn the sounds that letters make (phonemes). There are 44 sounds in all.
We start with learning: /s/, /a/, /t/, /i/, /p/, /n/.