Red Rose CLL Phonological Awareness - Phase 1 (PBL187)


Red Rose Communication, Language and Literacy Phonological Awareness - Phase 1

This planning programme has evolved from Letters and Sounds 2007 and is underpinned by extensive research in CLL with a key focus on Phonological Awareness and the foundations of literacy. It has been developed by literacy experts at LPDS and piloted by effective classroom practitioners across a range of settings. 

The intent is to provide a rigorous and thorough planning programme in order to strengthen the teaching and learning of Phase 1 Phonological Awareness. It will ensure that children become successful communicators, paving the way for them to make a good start on their reading and writing journey. 

The programme includes:

  • a carefully planned clear skill progression embedding the continuum of phonological awareness
  • a planning framework exemplifying the seven aspects of phonological awareness: Environmental Sounds, Instrumental Sounds, Body Percussion, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alliteration, Voice Sounds, Oral Blending and Segmenting. These have been written in teaching blocks, with a focus on the three strands: Tuning into Sounds, Listening and Remembering Sounds, Talking about Sounds. 
  • comprehensive sections of learning following revisit / review, teach, practise, apply
  • a skills tracker for coverage and assessment
  • maximum exposure to quality texts, songs, rhymes and poems
  • direct teaching and promotion of speaking, listening and attention skills
  • explicit teaching of new vocabulary which is activated and reviewed
  • opportunities to develop, enhance and enliven provision, and strengthen quality interactions
  • links to all Areas of Learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Suitable for EYFS settings prior to starting any systematic, synthetic phonics programme which begins at Phase 2 or equivalent. It can be used within nursery, with Reception children where needed, for children with SEND or as an intervention. 

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Published 2023