Letters and Sounds

What is ‘Letters and Sounds?’

At Lyme we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’ which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

There are six overlapping phases. The table below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practioners and Teachers. For more detailed information, visit the Letters and Sounds website.

Contact the School

Lyme Community Primary

Lyme Street
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 9HD
www.facebook.com/lymeprimary
Office Manager: Sandra Marshall

Tel: 01744 678350