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Stage 1

Song of Sounds Stage 1 is aimed at FS2 Reception aged children. It covers Letters and Sounds Phases 2, 3 and 4. Stage 1 provides a full teaching programme for the reception year including...

  • The first 42 GPC’s (grapheme-phoneme correspondences)
    • a-z
    • ng sh ch th
    • ay ee igh ow 
    • oo (moon) oo (book) 
    • ar or er
    • ou oy air
  • Learning to read and spell a range of common exception words
  • Reading and spelling CVC, CVCC and CCVC, CCVCC, CCCVC and CCCVCC words
  • Reading and spelling multi-syllabic words
  • Alphabetical order
  • Letter names
  • Upper case and lower case letters
  • Rigorous assessment points throughout the programme which help identify the pace of the programme and any intervention or support needed for individual pupils