I am due to be introducing the phases of 'Letters and Sounds' to my infant team next week, with a view to start teaching more specific phonics in the Autumn Term. In the past few years, we have been using a hotch-potch of resources and strategies, and we need to become more knowledgable about the phases, and where are children are with their phonic-learning. Has anyone got any advice? Things that are wrong and right with the systems in your own schools? Suggestions for implementation? Assessments to use? Tracking systems? So many items, so little time........ Also, to guide my own learning - I have looked at a variety of resources for teaching and assessment of phonics, can someone succintly tell me how to judge where to place children when tracking. If the child has grasped all of the phase 2 phonemes, words etc, and is now working on phase 3 items, is that child working at phase 2 or phase 3? I can't decide whether we 'label' (for want of a better word!) the children with the phase they are currently working on, or that which they are secure with. Thanks for your help.