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Church of England Community Academy Trust

Cued Articulation

Specialist Speech Therapist Jane Passey, developed her Cued Articulation system to provide a visual and kinesthetic way of teaching, and learning, how we make each of the different sounds.

For every sound we make, our vocal chords, palate, tongue, teeth and lips all combine making different movements for every individual sound or phoneme.  The hand gestures used in Cued Articulation show the children what their body is doing and helps them to learn to make the sounds correctly. 

Cued Articulation

Here at Freemantle, phonemes or sounds are taught in sets, in the following sequence:

  • Set 1: s, a, t, p.
  • Set 2: i, n, m, d.
  • Set 3: g, o, c, k.
  • Set 4: ck, e, u, r.
  • Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.

Through the hand gestures of Cued Articulation, children learn to make the sounds.  In their daily Phonics lessons, they learn to link a sound (phoneme) with its written letter (grapheme).  This then links into learning to read and spell. 

To download picture representations of how to make the sounds and it's unique Cued Articulation hand gesture, click on the link below.