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.