Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

‘Nurturing Success’

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Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

‘Nurturing Success’

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Phonics and Reading

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Letters and Sounds at Chase Lane Primary School


  • ‘Letters and Sounds’ is taught from EYFS and throughout Key Stage 1. Year 3 and 4 children also have regular ‘Letters and Sounds’ sessions to consolidate what they have already learnt and to continue with phase 6 work.
  • ‘Letters and Sounds’ sessions are 15-20 minute long and are taught daily as part of the school curriculum.
  • Teachers at Chase Lane complete weekly ‘Letters and Sounds’ plans.
  • Teachers complete termly assessments on the phase that they have been teaching to their class.
  • Every teacher enters their classes’ termly levels onto a school tracking grid to monitor individual progress over a length of time.
  • SEN children benefit from extra group and 1:1 ‘Letters and Sounds’ sessions.
  • Year 1 children complete a statutory phonics screening test.
  • The ‘Letters and Sounds’ co-ordinator delivers training to the Teachers and LSA’s.
  • Our school reading scheme ‘Bug Club’ runs in line with the national strategy’s ‘Letters and Sounds’.


The expected progression of ‘Letters and Sounds’



Phase 1


Phase 2


Phase 3


Phase 4


Phase 5


Phase 6



Reception & Year 1

  Year 1

Year 1 & Year 2

Year 2 & Year 3