Swan Lane First School

Swan Lane First School

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Phonics Scheme

Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) is our chosen Phonics Scheme at Swan Lane First School. The aim of ELS is ‘Getting all children to read well, quickly’. It teaches children to read by identifying the phonemes (the smallest unit of sound) and graphemes (the written version of the sound) within words and using these to read words.



Phonics at Swan Lane First School 


Watch the videos below to find out how we teach phonics at Swan Lane.

Phase 2 Pronunciation

Phase 3 Pronunciation

Phase 5 Pronunciation

ELS Parent PowerPoint