English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


To teach phonics, our school is now using 'Song of Sounds' (introduced in February 2020). 

Song of Sounds is a child-focused approach to teaching phonics that has a song at its heart. The song teaches children all the phonemes necessary to read and write English successfully, ensuring there is a consistency of approach across the school.

Part One: falls within the Communication and Language area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It focuses on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and language comprehension through varied adult-led activities, rhymes, stories, poems and drama activities.
Part Two: marks the beginning of explicit phonics teaching, in which the children, once they are ready, begin to learn their 26 letter sounds (phonemes).


To see an introductory video, which demonstrates how this scheme promotes a really enthusiastic approach to teaching of phonics and active classrooms, please click below.  We have also added a song for you to sing along to and a link which will take you to the Song of Sounds parents guide, where you will be able to find lots of resources to help you support your children at home!


Introducing Song of Sounds

Song of Sounds - Stage 2