The resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home. Find our full Reception and Year 1 teaching programme overview here to see what your child will learn and when.
Parents and carers! If you have bought the Little Wandle at Home Phonics Flashcards don’t forget to check out four fun games to play with your children on the Collins website.
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2
Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1
How to say Phase 5 sounds
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 1Download
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 2Download
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Spring 1Download
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Year 1.Download
Download a guide to how children are taught to write capital lettersDownload
A quick guide to alien words
How we teach tricky words
How we teach blending
How we teach Phase 5
Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:
A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
A sharing book. Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.
Reading practice book
This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive
A Sailor Went to Sea
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Down at the Station
Hey, Diddle, Diddle
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Incy Wincy Spider
Jack and Jill
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Miss Molly Had a Dolly
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Round and Round the Garden
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
The Grand Old Duke of York
The Wheels on the Bus
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Wind the Bobbin Up