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Phonics and Early Reading

Early Letters and Sounds (ELS)


Your child is using ELS at our school.

This means that they are learning how to read using Essential Letters and Sounds. This is a phonics programme and supports your children to develop the skills and knowledge needed for reading.


Your children will begin ELS programme in Reception and complete the ELS Phonics programme at the end of Year One. In Year Two, your children will continue to practise these skills to ensure that they can become clear, confident and fluent readers.