At Crowle CE First School we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics, alongside Jolly Phonic actions to support kinaesthetic learners.

Letters and Sounds is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. Jolly Phonics then adds actions for each of the 42 letter sounds.  This multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.

Letter Sound Order

The phonetic sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

How does Letters and Sounds work?

Using a synthetic phonics approach, Letters and Sounds teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. The programme continues through school enabling the teaching of essential grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.

Phonics Letter Sounds App

Start your child’s journey in reading and writing with our interactive educational app, now available on the App Store for both iPad and iPhone. Ideal for children aged 3+, this exciting app enables children to discover the main 42 letter sounds of English through a series of captivating games. Android version now available through Google Play Store.