Phonics Phase One Aspects 6 and 7: Voice Sounds and Oral Blending and Segmenting

During Phase 1 Phonics, there is no expectation to introduce graphemes (letters) although some children will naturally show an interest in them. It is crucial to build a solid foundation of careful listening to the sounds in words as children who can hear phonemes in words are best placed to make a good start in reading and writing. You'll find a selection of activities and resources designed to help with these Aspects below.

Phonics Phase One Aspects 6 and 7: Voice Sounds and Oral Blending and Segmenting

Our Phonics Phase One Aspects 6 and 7 Resources

Autumn Initial Sounds

Autumn Initial Sounds

Listen to the initial sounds of each of the pictures, and then draw lines to the correct letters.  

Garden Initial Sounds Matching Cards

Garden Initial Sounds Matching Cards

Cut these cards apart and then match them back up again, looking for the initial sound of each picture. We've included a cheat-sheet for reference as well as 4 pages of cards - 12 in total.

Seaside Colour and Count

Seaside Colour and Count

Colour the pictures according to the key, and then count the number of items beginning with each letter. Make sure your child listens carefully to the initial sounds.

Seaside Initial Sounds Matching Cards

Seaside Initial Sounds Matching Cards

Practise listening for initial sounds with the help of these matching cards. Look at the picture and say what it is out loud - then match with the correct letter. We've included a chart at the end of the pack to show what words we have used, in case there is any confusion.

Spelling Robot

Spelling Robot

Print out this lovely spelling robot and carefully cut out his "mouth" ready for posting cards through it. You could laminate the page for durability.

Spelling Robot Picture Tiles

Spelling Robot Picture Tiles

Encourage a small group of children to sit in a circle or facing the front so they can see you and the spelling robot. Have the picture cards ready. Sound out and blend the phonemes in the pictures.

Summer Foods Colour and Count

Summer Foods Colour and Count

Listen to the initial sounds of these summer foods and colour them in accordingly - then count how many there are of each.

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