The teaching of phonics is a daily part of the school timetable for the majority of 4-7 year olds in England, and many primary schools continue to use a phonics approach with older age groups (some secondary school pupils benefit from phonics teaching too).
Children are taught to:
1. recognise (and correctly form) written letter symbols and match them to clean, clearly spoken sounds;
2. work from left-to-right, breaking words into sounds (sounding out or segmenting)…
3. then begin to read the words, by putting the letter sounds together in order (blending);
4. identify combinations of…
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