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Phase 1



Phase One is an important start to early phonics.  Even if learners are on higher phases it is still important to revisit aspects of Phase One throughout a variety of different activities. Phase One focuses mostly on listening skills and sound discrimination which many of our learners are working at.

Aspect 1: General sound discrimination – environmental sounds

Aspect 2: General sound discrimination – instrumental sounds

Aspect 3: General sound discrimination – body percussion

Aspect 4: Rhythm and rhyme

Aspect 5: Alliteration-(words that start with the same sound are used close together in a phrase or sentence, usually a consonant)

Aspect 6: Voice sounds

Aspect 7: Oral blending and segmenting


There is considerable overlap between all aspects and these skills are taught through a range of activities.