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Block 1 Wall Frieze

This resource is part of our SPEAK Phonics scheme.

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Block 1 Wall Frieze

Our wall frieze is a simple way to display all 25 Block 1 initial sounds in your classroom. Each card contains a large image, the Block 1 sound and a stretch or bounce word depending on the sound. With 2 cards per page, they are the perfect size to display around the classroom.

Looking for a new systematic, synthetic phonics programme for your school or classroom? Then why not take a look at our brand new SPEAK Phonics scheme.

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.

Additional Block 1 resources include a range of games and activities to help embed learning in a fun and practical way, teaching videos to support you in your application of SPEAK Phonics in the classroom and a range of display wall frieze and other resources for your classroom, that can be used to add to the phonics experience.

To check out all our other amazing SPEAK PHONICS resources, simply click the Topic Tags in the side bar.

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  • Sarah
    ULTIMATE February 21st 2022

    Great resource thank you. The only error is that the y says yacht but is a picture of a yo-yo. I was also hoping to have it in a word document so that I can change the font to the NZ school font. Thanks

    • Christina Loftus
      ADMIN February 21st 2022

      Thank you for letting us know. This resource has now been updated.

  • Sarah
    ULTIMATE February 26th 2022

    I live in New Zealand, so would love to have this resource editable so that I can change it to a NZ school appropriate font. Thanks

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