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Song Of Sounds 2

This is the phonics scheme we are using everyday. You can sing along at home to help your child to learn the sounds and join in with the actions.

Now your child is in reception, we are starting the important journey to learn to read and write. We teach daily phonic sessions introducing new sounds and words. We are using the scheme called Song of Sounds. Please use this page to help support your child's phonics development at home. 

Early phonics teaching in nursery and at the start of Reception focuses on developing children’s listening skills. 

  • Environmental sounds
  • Instrumental sounds
  • Body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping)
  • Rhythm and rhyme
  • Alliteration 
  • Voice sounds
  • Oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes ‘dog’)

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/.

Phoneme Mat

Phoneme Mat  1

Introducing Song of Sounds

Song of Sounds is the phonics programme that your child is following in school. We have 5 daily sessions introducing new sounds and words. Watch the video for more information to help you understand the scheme.