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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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