What are we learning about this year?
In Reception the children will begin to learn their letter sounds (phonics). This will carry on throughout the year and will enable the children to learn to read and write. Below is a list of the sounds and high frequency words that the children will be learning at each phonics phase:
Phase 2 sounds - s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Phase 2 high frequency words - is, it, in, on, am, I, to, the, no, go, into, at, as, a, up, an, dad, and, can, get, not, got, mum, if, of, off, had, back, big, him, his, but.
Phase 3 sounds - j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, er
Phase 3 high frequency words - that, will, for, this, see, now, then, look, down, them, was, too, with, you, going, he, they, away, she, yes, play, we, all, are, me, my, her, be
Phase 4 sounds - There are no new sounds introduced in phase 4 but children will be taught to read and write ccvc or cvcc words e.g. frog, float, belt, tent etc.
Phase 4 high frequency words - went, it’s, from, children, just, help, said, have, like, so, do, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what