Synthetic phonics refers to 'synthesising' or blending the sounds to read words. It is based on the idea that children should sound out unknown words and not rely on their context.
At Ashurst Wood we use a scheme called 'Song of Sounds' to support the teaching of synthetic phonics. The children revise learnt sounds and are taught a new sound every day. This is done through carefully planned lessons using an interactive approach where all children are engaged in the lesson. Below is an example of a Song of Sounds Lesson.
Please use the videos below to help at home. Remember to only use the Stage relevant to their year group.
Songs of Sounds Stage 1 is suitable for Reception year children.
Songs of Sounds Stage 2 is suitable for Year One children.
Song of Sounds Stage 3 is suitable for Year Two children.