Set 1 Speed Sounds
Set 1 sounds are the first sounds that your child will learn. Pupils learn the sound that the letter makes, not letter names at this stage. Pupils learn a saying to help them to form the single letters in their writing too. Below you will find a list of the sounds that they learn, in order, and the mnemonic that goes with them.
Stretch - mmmmountain
Handwriting saying - 'Maisie, mountain, mountain'
Bounce - a-a-a-apple
Handwriting saying - 'Round the apple, down the leaf'
Stretch - ssssnake
Handwriting saying- 'Slither down the snake'
Bounce - d-d-d-dinosaur
Handwriting saying - 'Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet'