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Do your pupils need the support of a word mat to help identify the sounds in words?

If so, this phase 2 sound mat might be just what you need. It contains the phonemes taught in phase 2 from Letters and Sounds with illustrations to remind them of the sound the letters represent.

The sound mat can be used by pupils to support segmenting when writing words. It could also be used for quick recall practice for the phonemes that the pupils have been taught, to check that they can respond speedily with the correct sounds to graphemes.

Graphemes included:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
(phase 2 of Letters and Sounds)

Resources included:

  • phase 2 phoneme word mat

Early Learning Goals

ELG: Word Reading
Children at the expected level of development will:

  • Say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;

National Curriculum programme of study links

  • Pupils should be taught to apply phonic knowledge and skills as a route to decode words
  • Pupils should be taught to respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes

  • phase 2 phoneme word mat
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