At St James C.E Primary School we use the Government approved Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching Phonics. To support our teaching of phonics we also use the Phonics Play website and Jolly Phonics. For more information click on the link below to take you to the Letters and Sounds page.

Letters and Sounds

We also use other websites to support our Phonics teaching such as Jolly Phonics, Phonics Play and Phonics Bug. Click on the links below for more information. 

Phonics Play

Phonics Bug

Jolly Phonics

BBC Phonics


Phonics Sounds

If you are unsure how to say the phonics sounds, then watch this video below.

Phonics sounds


Year 1 Phonics Screening 

A number of years ago the Government introduced the Year 1 Phonics screening. All children in Year 1 were given a phonics test, looking at the children's ability to read phonemes and distingusig real words from non words. For more information on the Phonics Screening please click on the link below.

Phonics Screening


For the academic year 2017/2018 the Year 1 Phonics screening will take place during the week of 10th June 2018. 


For the academic year 2016/2017 87% of our Year 1 pupils achieved the national expected level in Phonics. Well done Year 1!