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Phonics in Reception

Phonics Programme in Reception After recapping Phase 1, we move on to Phase 2 in the first half term of Autumn. We will also continue to embed Phase 1 alongside Phase 2 with children requiring additional support in this area.

Phase 2

In Phase 2, the following graphemes and their corresponding phonemes are introduced one at a time. 

Phase 3

As the children move on to Phase 3 by the end of the Autumn term, they will already be able to blend and segment words containing the 19 letters taught in Phase 2. The following 25 new graphemes (and their corresponding phonemes) are introduced one at a time: 

By the end of Reception our aim is that all of the children are secure in their Phase 3 phonics and working within phase 4. This means that they will be able to independently read and write words using their phase 3 knowledge. 


In Maths we follow a scheme called 'White Rose Maths'


In Reception, we have chosen ‘core books’ which we want our children to know well enough to be able to re-tell them confidently by the end of the term. These books are the type of books that can be re-visited again and again on different levels to support language development.

We have chosen fun, repetitive books, which are easy for the children to join in with, so that the experience of reading is fun and interactive. Our list of core books have come from the children’s favourite books and interests, vocabulary needs and staff favourites. The books are based on different themes to develop the children’s understanding and use of different vocabulary.

We also have ‘core songs and rhymes’ which support language development as well as self-confidence. The children will be familiar with each core song and rhyme and will be able to recite/perform some of them independently by the end of the year.

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