“The consistency in the lessons, with the repetition and practice, have contributed to our highest phonics screen ever with 96% passing.
However, the biggest success has been listening to the children's enthusiasm, and seeing the high engagement with their phonics lessons and subsequently with their reading.”
L Rimmer, Deputy Head Teacher
Edlesborough Primary School
The Knowledge Schools Trust are proud to present
Essential Letters and Sounds
We are incredibly proud to present Essential Letters and Sounds,
a programme that has been in development over the last 18 months,
based on our aim that every child will learn to read and love to read.
What subscriptions do you need?
There are two subscriptions needed to follow ELS in your school:
1. ELS Teaching Subscription- available to purchase through Oxford University Press which includes; "Getting Started" materials, ELS Handbook, Lesson Plans and Interactive Whiteboards for every lesson.
2. ELS Training Subscription- available through this website, providing comprehensive online training for all staff on how to deliver ELS within your school. This subscription also includes your online phonics assessment tracking tool.
The ELS Elements
Whole School Training
Planning for Every Lesson
Interactive Whiteboards for Every Lesson
Online Assessment Tracker
Upcoming ELS Information Sessions
“…it has been amazing to witness the joy on the children's faces as the Phonics flips load on screen and to hear words of excitement and the expression of joy from 'I love Phonics' to 'yay!' come from the children themselves.”