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Daily Letters and Sounds lessons on YouTube for home and school

Evidence shows that learning is most effective when children are taught by sticking to a particular programme. If you are not sure what programme your child’s school uses, please contact the school for advice. The Department for Education (DfE) supports the use of a number of different phonics programmes.

Everything you need to know about our Phonics lessons in one handy video

Daily lessons throughout the summer term

Phonics is a method schools use to teach your child to read the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read quickly and skilfully and is an essential part of your child’s early education.

Join in daily Letters and Sounds Phonics lessons on YouTube throughout the summer term. Designed and delivered by experts, our lessons use the Letters and Sounds programme and have been funded by the Department for Education.

There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability. If you’re not sure which lessons your child should watch or your child finds the lessons too difficult, then your school should be able to recommend which lessons are the most appropriate for your child.

Your child’s school will be following one specific programme to teach Phonics. It is helpful to check if Letters and Sounds is the programme your child’s school is following to avoid using resources that may confuse your child. Your child’s school will be working on ways to help you with this.

A quick explanation of our lessons

Reception

For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’.

New lesson uploaded every week day at 10am

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Year 1

For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair and ‘green’.

New lesson uploaded every week day at 10.30am

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Learning to Blend

For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practice sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’, ‘cap’, ‘mat’ and ‘pat’.

New lesson uploaded every week day at 11am

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