Reading Schemes


At Westbridge, we use Letters and Sounds, as our preferred method of delivering high quality synthetic phonics.

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to develop pupils speaking and listening skills and to prepare pupils for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

There are six overlapping phases. Below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practitioners and Teachers.