We will begin to teach the majority of the children Phase 2 Phonics.

In Phase 2, letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time. A set of letters is taught each week, in the following sequence:


Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

For children who learn best kinaesthetically, every sound taught is accompanied by an action. To teach the vowels we use the Jolly Phonics actions. Please see the word document attached with instructions and pictures of how to perform these actions.  There are Jolly Phonics songs that go along side every sound taught. All videos are available from Youtube.

Jolly Phonics A-Z Alphabet Songs:

Cued Articulation hand signs are used to support the children in learning the consonant sounds. Examples of people performing these hand signs can also be found on Youtube. Please also find a useful link to a set of picture cards with instructions on how to perform the hand signs too.

Often parents ask us how to pronounce each sound. Click on the link below which will take you to a website where you can listen to how each sound should be spoken.

As soon as each set of letters is introduced, children will be encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out (segment) words. For example, they will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap from a small selection of magnetic letters.

Children are taught to write through the development of phonics, learning tricky word spellings and through a systematic approach to the teaching of handwriting.

Below you will find the login details for Letter-join. The Letter-join website will not only give your child the opportunity to watch videos on how to correctly form various patterns and letters, but allow them to practise forming them too. 

username: lj7347

password: home

Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834