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Miss Davies is the Phonics Leader for The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and Two. Welcome to Waterside's Phonics Curriculum page, please look around and see all of the fabulous Phonics learning which is taking place at our school. 


Phonics is one method of teaching children how to read and write.

It's all about sounds. There are 44 sounds in the English language, which we put together to form words. Some are represented by one letter, like 't', and some by two or more, like 'ck'in duck and 'air' in chair. Children are taught the sounds first, then how to match them to letters, and finally how to use the letter sounds for reading and spelling.