This 5 page document lays out the teaching sequence for the 25 block 1 sounds. It identifies the sound, saying the sound, oral blending, reading the sound, reviewing the sound and writing the sound. It also gives a suggested teaching timeframe for each sound.
Teaching Sequences are also available for blocks 2, 3 and 4. For a more detailed teaching overview, download the Block 1 Teaching Guide.
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Created by our in-house team of teachers and designers, our SPEAK Phonics programme has been designed to bring a Systematic, Synthetic approach to phonics that helps to embed learning in a fun and practical way and support you in your application of phonics, by providing teachers with the knowledge to deliver high-quality phonics teaching, whether that be to a whole class, small group or one-to-one interventions.
Block 1 is all about learning to read individual letter sounds and blending sounds to read words. It is the most important stage in the reading journey, as learning to decode and blend sounds consistently is essential for future reading success. The faster that children can learn to blend, the more progress they will make.
In Block 1 there are 25 sounds and for each sound there are supporting resources: small card, large card, picture card and handwriting sheet.
In addition to this there are 114 cvc word cards used to teach blending, organised and labelled into specific groups.
A 37 page Block 1 Teaching and Learning Guide sets out our suggested way to use the resources to deliver high-quality phonics sessions. It covers all of the individual letter sounds and gives specific guidance on how to teach children to blend sounds to read words. It can be used as a handbook or printed and organised as individual teaching cards for each sound.
Our 25 Sound Stories support the teaching and learning of Block 1 sounds in the context of a fun story, where children will meet the Phonics Agents.
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