We start teaching phase 2 Phonics in the first term of Reception. Phase 2 includes learning the phonemes (sounds) made by some of the indiviudal letters of the alphabet. Each phoneme has an action to represent it as well as a pictorial cue to help children remember the sounds that the letters make. Please watch the video below to see all of the phonemes with their actions. There is also a link to a document explaining the actions and the associated images for each phoneme.
Each phase includes the teaching of Common Exception Words. These are words that we are unable to use our Phonics knowledge to sound out and instead we just have to learn to read them by sight. You will find a link to the Phase 2 Common Exception Words below.