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Phonics in year one!

Phonics has changed a little since reception! We are now learning the alternative sounds to all the phase 2 sounds by clicking the link below. By clicking the link you will find all of the sounds written down, a range of word examples and also a video to help you to pronounce the sounds correctly at home.

In phase three we learnt the more challenging digraphs (two letters that make one sound), then towards the end of phase three we started to even learn trigraphs (three letters that make one sound). Please click on the link below to visit our phase three page, which will show you all of the sounds in the phase, as well as words they are in and a video to help you pronounce the sounds correctly.

In phase four we learnt the consonant clusters that still challenge us to this day! Consonant clusters are two consonants that blend together in a word.

Please click on the link below to find out more about the lovely consonant clusters, how to pronounce them and also for some fab resources: