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 Subject Leader: Jo Ternouth




At St Francis Primary School we have a systematic approach to teaching phonics using ‘Song of Sounds’.

We have a creative and engaging phonics programme called ‘Song of Sounds.’ In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, Phonics is taught on a daily basis in 15-20 minute sessions, with a weekly carousel of activities to consolidate children’s learning. Phonemes, graphemes, high frequency words and spelling patterns are taught through hearing, reading and spelling.

 The following links will give you more information about phonics and our scheme 'Song of Sounds'. Please see below documents for our phonics policy and other key information regarding phonics. 


What is Phonics?:

Guide on how to pronounce pure sounds:

Song of Sounds Stage 1 Song:

Song of Sounds Stage 2 Song:

Song of Sounds Stage 3 Song: