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On Friday, 23rd May 2008, Jil Pascale attended training on a new system of teaching “Letters and Sounds” in the Early Years environment. It is being launched in line with the change in national curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage. This will be mandatory policy in all nurseries, pre-schools and reception classes from September 2008.
“Letters and Sounds” focuses on the foundational skills of listening and speaking and holds off the introduction of written letters until a child is able to sustain and manipulate the concepts with confidence.