Teaching children phonics

Our aim at Teach Phonics is to explain how to support children in learning to read and spell using phonics.

Phonics is the simple process of linking sounds to letters, its complexity comes from how many sound to letter combinations there are.

So to be good at phonics a child needs to know both the sounds and letters of English and then learn the associations between the two.

Pre-phonics skills

Build a child's sound knowledge and skills, the first 7 stages of phonological awareness, and their letter naming ability to get them ready to use phonics.

Phonics knowledge

A guide to how phonics is taught, together with resources linking the 44 sounds of the English language to over 280 letter combinations that represent them.

Phonics for reading

Using phonics knowledge to start reading individual words.