At Sandy Hill Academy we use a synthetic phonics programme to teach reading called 'Letters and Sounds.’ This programme teaches phonics and reading skills through six distinct phases. Children are taught to identify sounds in spoken words, recognise the common spelling of each phoneme, to blend phonemes into sounds for reading and how to segment words into phonemes for spellings.

Phases explained:

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 5
Phase 6