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McMillan Nursery School

Today's children are tomorrow's future

Phonics in Nursery


Early phonics isn’t about reading, writing and recognising letters. It’s all about LISTENING.

Phonics is a multi-sensory experience

Hearing, seeing & gross motor skills are all vital in early phonics teaching.

Mirrors help children SEE the movement in their mouth as they make the sound

Letters are displayed around the nursery for children to be immersed. They need to be able to SEE the sounds they are learning.

Ribbons, pom poms, large scale mark making, letters to copy, sensory mark making and 3D letters for children to touch and handle are all used to enhance our multi-sensory approach to teaching young children to read and write. 

Phonics in the Early Years

To access and download the Letters and Sounds Phonics Curriculum please click on the link below.


Letters and Sounds 

Here are some phonics activities you can try at home with your children.


Alliteration Challenge

Body Percussion Challenge 

Environmental Sounds Challenge

Rhyme Challenge

Voice Sounds Challenge