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Phonics involves connecting the SOUNDS of spoken English to the WRITTEN representation (letters or groups of letters). These sounds are blended to construct words.

All schools have a statutory obligation to teach phonics.

Phonics is taught daily from EYFS through to KS2.

Children take a phonics screening check at the end of Y1.

At Peasmarsh we use a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) Scheme called


Children need to be able to:

BLEND: Read words by breaking them down into units of sound.

SEGMENT: Spellwords by putting units of sound together in the correct sequence.


Have a look at the short introduction to Sounds-Write.

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