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    Phase Two

Letters and Sounds phase 2 aligned planning and resources, designed to help you save time and teach phonics like a specialist.

Discover phase 2 phonics activities, worksheets and phonics play phase 2 activities and ideas. Our ideas are low-prep, enjoyable and fun for all and can be delivered by both a classroom teacher or teaching assistant to smaller groups. All of the phase 2 phonics resources are included in each daily lesson, to be downloaded as and when you need them to save you time.

In each resource folder, you can find a selection of sound cards - these are split into sound cards (containing the grapheme), sound and picture cards (containing the grapheme and picture) and picture cards. We recommend using the sound card, though please use your teacher judgement if you feel children need the sound and picture card initially.

Each week comprises of 5 lessons that follow the four part lesson sequence suggested in the Letters and Sounds framework.

Each lesson introduces new phonemes, graphemes, tricky words, high frequency words and common exception words, in the same sequence suggested by Letters and Sounds. There are 6 weeks in total for phase 2, after which we recommend moving onto our phase 3 letters and sounds planning.

The purpose of this phase is to teach at least 19 letters, and move children on from oral blending and segmentation to blending and segmenting with letters. By the end of the phase many children should be able to read some VC and CVC words and to spell them either using magnetic letters or by writing the letters on paper or on whiteboards.

  • Clock

    Weeks

    6 weeks - 30 lessons

  • Sounds

    Sounds

    a, b, c, ck, d, e, f, ff, g, h, i, k, l, ll, m, n, o, p, s, ss, t, u

Introduction to Phonics Scheme Phase 2

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What is learnt in phase 2 phonics?

  • The following sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
  • Children will learn to blend and sound out words using these sounds.
  • Children will also learn to read some high-frequency ‘tricky’ words including: the, to, go, no.
  • By the end of phase 2 children may be able to read some VC and CVC words and to spell them either using magnetic letters or writing on a whiteboard.
  • During the phase children will be introduced to reading two-syllable words and simple captions.

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What's included?

Time for Phonics provides teachers with a specialist created Letters and Sounds phonics scheme for phase 2, including:

  • Daily and weekly phase 2 phonics planning, following the Letters and Sounds progression.
  • Phase 2 interactive lesson presentations.
  • Phase 2 decodable texts and mini-books.
  • In-built teacher CPD videos
  • Phase 2 interactive online phonics games that work on any computer or device.
  • Handwriting resources.
  • Accompanying low-prep phase 2 phonics resources.
  • Phase 2 phonics assessments to track your pupils' progress.

Suitable for both phonics and non-specialists, with fresh ideas and inspiration,

Time for Phonics is a systematic, synthetic phonics scheme for everyone!

Phase 2

Week 1

In this first week of Phase 2, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: s, a t and p. They will even have a go at informally writing some of the letters for the first time.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: a, p, s, t

Phase 2

Week 2

In the second week of Phase 2, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: i, n, m and d, as well as the high frequency words is, in, it and at.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: d, i, m, n

Phase 2

Week 3

In the third week of Phase 2, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: g, o, c and k, as well as the tricky word ‘to’.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: a, c, d, g, i, k, m, n, o, p, s, t

Phase 2

Week 4

In the fourth week of Phase 2, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: ck, e, u and r, as well as the introduction of the tricky words, ‘go’ and ‘the’.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: ck, e, r, u

Phase 2

Week 5

In the penultimate week of Phase 2, children will learn to read and write the sounds: h, b, f/ff, l/ll and ss as well as recognising the tricky words, ‘no’, and ‘I’.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: b, f, ff, h, l, ll, ss

Phase 2

Week 6

In the final week of Phase 2, children will revise all the sounds they have learned so far, as well as the high frequency and tricky words, applying this knowledge through reading and writing practise.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: a, b, c, ck, d, e, f, ff, g, h, i, k, l, ll, m, n, o, p, r, s, ss, t, u

Phase 2

Assessment Pack

Easy to use phase 2 assessment materials to track children's progress as they work through phase 2. Includes:

  • tick sheet assessment/record of all phase 2 sounds, tricky and high frequency words.
  • tracker to help identify the lowest 20% of pupils and assign the most appropriate decodable text.
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