Suggested daily teaching

This five-step approach can be used every day when you’re following the Letters and Sounds programme.

Step 1: Introduction

Set out your objectives and criteria for success.

Step 2: Revisit and review

Practise previously learned graphemes.

Practise blending and segmentation.

Step 3: Teach

Teach new graphemes and ‘tricky’ words.

Step 4: Practise

Practise blending and reading words with the new grapheme–phoneme correspondence (GPC).

Practise segmenting and spelling words with the new GPC.

Step 5: Apply

Read or write a sentence using one or more high-frequency words and words containing the new graphemes.