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Phonics are used in schools today as a method of helping your child learn to relate the sounds of spoken language to the letters of the alphabet and word forms. This is essential to ensure good word recognition and later for spelling. There are many Phonic programmes used in schools including ‘Jolly Phonics’ and ‘Letterland’. It is always worth checking with your child’s school as to which programme they use. We hope that you find the pages below helpful in strengthening your children’s spelling and reading.

Wondering where to start? Help your child with phonics and words.

For additional phonics resources, including books and online activities, please see the Worksheet Finder.

Books for Phonics

General Suggestions as to how to approach phonic work

 How to teach phonics
How to teach phonics
 Starting phonics
Starting phonics
 Phonics
Phonics
 Analytic and synthetic phonics
Analytic and synthetic phonics
 Jolly phonics
Jolly phonics
 Letters and sounds
Letters and sounds
 Letters and sounds resources
Letters and sounds resources
 Phonics letters and sounds
Phonics letters and sounds
 You can teach phonics
You can teach phonics
 Phonic sounds charts
Phonic sounds charts
 The phonics handbook
The phonics handbook
 Phonic teaching at Key stage 1
Phonic teaching at Key stage 1
 Learning to read through phonics
Learning to read through phonics
     

The first phase of Letters and Sounds uses animal sounds and songs to establish early phonic learning.

Nursery rhymes can help with early phonics

 Language work on Humpty Dumpty
Language work on Humpty Dumpty
 Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep
 Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue
 Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
 Nursery rhymes help with phonic sounds
Nursery rhymes help with phonic sounds
 Nursery rhymes for phonics
Nursery rhymes for phonics
 Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty
 Animal songs
Animal songs
   

Initial worksheets to introduce phonics

 Phonics of initial sounds for FS
Phonics of initial sounds for FS
 Number writing & counting for FS
Number writing & counting for FS
 Animal sounds used to teach phonics
Animal sounds used to teach phonics
 New phonics for FS
New phonics for FS
 Letters and sounds for FS
Letters and sounds for FS
 Phonics can be fun
Phonics can be fun
 What can you hear
What can you hear
 Match the pictures
Match the pictures
 Start of phonics
Start of phonics

Phonic flashcards and how to use them

 How to use phonic flash cards
How to use phonic flash cards
 Phonic flashcard sheet 1
Phonic flashcard sheet 1
 Phonic flashcard sheet 2
Phonic flashcard sheet 2
 Phonic flashcard sheet 3
Phonic flashcard sheet 3
 Farmyard sounds topic
Farmyard sounds topic
 Phonics cards
Phonics cards
 Sounds
Sounds
 Rose and the sheep-ee sound
Rose and the sheep-ee sound
 Phonic sounds 2
Phonic sounds 2
 Look at the pictures sound the word
Look at the pictures sound the word
 Letter sounds to help with reading
Letter sounds to help with reading
 Alphabet cards
Alphabet cards
 Phonic picture cards a-e
Phonic picture cards a-e
 Phonic picture cards f-j
Phonic picture cards f-j
 Phonic picture cards k to o
Phonic picture cards k to o
 Phonic picture cards p to t
Phonic picture cards p to t
 Phonic picture cards u to z
Phonic picture cards u to z
 Phonic picture cards a to z
Phonic picture cards a to z
 Phonics sound and colouring sheet1
Phonics sound and colouring sheet1
 An example of phonic ideas for FS
An example of phonic ideas for FS
 Phonic actions for s,a,t,i,p and n
Phonic actions for s,a,t,i,p and n
 Phonic actions for ck,e,h,r,m,d
Phonic actions for ck,e,h,r,m,d
 Phonic actions for g,o,u,l,f and b
Phonic actions for g,o,u,l,f and b
 Phonic actions for ai,j,oa,ie,ee,and or
Phonic actions for ai,j,oa,ie,ee,and or
 Phonic actions for z,w,ng,v and oo
Phonic actions for z,w,ng,v and oo
 Phonic actions for qu etc
Phonic actions for qu etc
 Phonic actions for y,x,ch,sh,th
Phonic actions for y,x,ch,sh,th
 Phonic sounds for all
Phonic sounds for all
 Phonic word poster
Phonic word poster
 Colour this picture
Colour this picture
 Phonic cards
Phonic cards

Phonic worksheets for KS1

 Phonic worksheet 1
Phonic worksheet 1
 Phonic worksheet 2
Phonic worksheet 2
 Phonic worksheet 3
Phonic worksheet 3
 Phonic worksheet 4
Phonic worksheet 4
 Phonic worksheet 5
Phonic worksheet 5
 Phonic worksheet 6
Phonic worksheet 6
 Phonic worksheet 7
Phonic worksheet 7
 Phonic worksheet 8
Phonic worksheet 8
 Phonic worksheet 9
Phonic worksheet 9
 Phonic worksheet 10
Phonic worksheet 10
 Phonic worksheet 11
Phonic worksheet 11
 Phonic worksheet 12
Phonic worksheet 12
 Phonic worksheet 13
Phonic worksheet 13
 Phonic worksheet 14
Phonic worksheet 14
 Phonics for beginners
Phonics for beginners
 All sorts of phonics
All sorts of phonics
 Us Book 1
Us Book 1
 Us Book 2
Us Book 2
 Us Book 3
Us Book 3
 Us Book 4
Us Book 4
 Sounds and pictures
Sounds and pictures
 Meg the hen-phonics
Meg the hen-phonics
 Mac the bat
Mac the bat
 The miss or the hit -i sound
The miss or the hit -i sound
 Do you know your shapes 2?
Do you know your shapes 2?
 Animal sounds 2
Animal sounds 2
 Double letter sounds
Double letter sounds
 Vowel digraphs
Vowel digraphs
 Phonic sounds
Phonic sounds
 Phonics ou and ow words
Phonics ou and ow words
 Phonic cards
Phonic cards
 The first phonic sounds
The first phonic sounds
 Phonics for the alphabet
Phonics for the alphabet
 Fun with phonics/alphabet
Fun with phonics/alphabet
 My phonic Hop Book
My phonic Hop Book
 Phonics for 5 to 7 year olds
Phonics for 5 to 7 year olds
 Phonic sounds ir er ur
Phonic sounds ir er ur
 Phonics for 6 to 8 year olds
Phonics for 6 to 8 year olds
 Sound out the word
Sound out the word
 Phonics and writing for 5 to 7 year olds
Phonics and writing for 5 to 7 year olds
 Phonic blends
Phonic blends
 Phonic blends revised
Phonic blends revised
 Phonics on blends
Phonics on blends
 A words
A words
 I sound words
I sound words
 O words
O words
 Phonic ideas for KS1
Phonic ideas for KS1
 First letter sounds and others
First letter sounds and others
 Sound the words
Sound the words
 Blends to help with reading
Blends to help with reading
 Phonics vowels before r
Phonics vowels before r
 ie sound
ie sound
 Phonic sounds KS1
Phonic sounds KS1
 Short e phoneme
Short e phoneme
 Letters, sounds and words
Letters, sounds and words
 Phonic rules
Phonic rules
 ou and ow words-phonics
ou and ow words-phonics
 Listen to these sounds
Listen to these sounds

Phonic progression

 Phonics for all
Phonics for all
 sh, ch, th, wh sounds for KS1
sh, ch, th, wh sounds for KS1
 Try and find words
Try and find words
 Preparation for school -Phonics
Preparation for school -Phonics
 The sssss blend sound
The sssss blend sound
 Sounds to help with phonics
Sounds to help with phonics
 Phonics and spellings for KS1
Phonics and spellings for KS1
 Can you read these words?
Can you read these words?
 Plurals and phonics
Plurals and phonics
 All about phonics
All about phonics
 Phonics - spr,scr,str
Phonics - spr,scr,str
 Spelling -the 1-6 game
Spelling -the 1-6 game
 Pictures and quiz
Pictures and quiz
 Seaside 'S' words & colouring
Seaside 'S' words & colouring
 Phonics-th,sh,ch and wh
Phonics-th,sh,ch and wh
 Match up the sounds
Match up the sounds
 Phonic sound ou ow and short u
Phonic sound ou ow and short u
 oi and oy words- phonics
oi and oy words- phonics
 Sounds and phonics and words
Sounds and phonics and words
 Letter sounds for Year 1
Letter sounds for Year 1
 Phonic questions
Phonic questions
 KS1 ideas for words and sounds
KS1 ideas for words and sounds
 Phonics for Key Stage 1
Phonics for Key Stage 1
 Consonant sounds
Consonant sounds
 Phonics for revision and learning
Phonics for revision and learning
 Magic e and double letters
Magic e and double letters
 Phonics and spelling 2
Phonics and spelling 2
 Reading and phonics
Reading and phonics
 Can you circle the words starting with 'r'
Can you circle the words starting with 'r'
 Find the 'K' and the 'I'
Find the 'K' and the 'I'
 The phonic bus
The phonic bus
 Phonics - spr,scr,str
Phonics - spr,scr,str
 Key stage 1 phonic revision sheet
Key stage 1 phonic revision sheet
 Phonics again
Phonics again
 Letter sounds to help with reading
Letter sounds to help with reading
 Thinking about phonics
Thinking about phonics

Phonics for KS2

Additional worksheets, eg homophones, can be found on the spelling page.

 Phonic workbook for 7 year olds
Phonic workbook for 7 year olds
 Phonic booklet for 7 & 8 year olds
Phonic booklet for 7 & 8 year olds
 Making sets for Year 3
Making sets for Year 3
 Phonic Topic
Phonic Topic
 Phonic blends
Phonic blends
 able words 2
able words 2
 dg words
dg words
 Consonant digraphs
Consonant digraphs
 sn st pw sounds
sn st pw sounds
 Phonic teaching and testing sheet
Phonic teaching and testing sheet
 Phonic sounds with words
Phonic sounds with words
 Phonic blends and irregular words
Phonic blends and irregular words
 
 Phonics for reading and understanding
Phonics for reading and understanding
 Using your phonics to complete the passage
Using your phonics to complete the passage
 Mixed phonic paper KS2
Mixed phonic paper KS2
 Digraph sh xh th wh
Digraph sh xh th wh

 

 The grapheme-ough
The grapheme-ough
 Ain words
Ain words
 ell words
ell words
 Phonic suggestions for KS2
Phonic suggestions for KS2
 ar sounds-This is a star passage
ar sounds-This is a star passage
 oo words and more-phonics
oo words and more-phonics
 Consonant blends
Consonant blends
 Phonic sounds and words explained
Phonic sounds and words explained
 Phonics blends
Phonics blends
 Thinking phonics
Thinking phonics
 Complete the words using phonics
Complete the words using phonics
 Words which begin with k
Words which begin with k
 Silent letters 2
Silent letters 2
 Words with dge and tch
Words with dge and tch
 Phonic verse and song
Phonic verse and song
 Phoneme ine words
Phoneme ine words
 ir and ur words
ir and ur words
 Phonic sounds and crossword
Phonic sounds and crossword
 Words with in
Words with in
 Phonic sounds ee or ea
Phonic sounds ee or ea
 ought aught phonics
ought aught phonics
 Phonic games
Phonic games

Books and Games for Phonics

 Sound Phonics Rhymes for Reading

Sound Phonics Rhymes for Reading by Carol Matchett

Ideal for use in school, this is a useful collection which saves busy teachers trawling through books and websites to find suitable resources. It includes 60 photocopiable, phonically decodable rhymes suitable for children through the EYFS and KS1, making it a resource with many years use. The poems are divided into those suitable for Phases 2, 3 and 4; they will also be useful outside phonics lessons. There are extensive teaching notes which include advice on using the rhymes in shared and guided reading; suggestions for practical follow-up activities; ideas for making links to writing; phonic knowledge charts to summarise the graphemes and tricky words in each rhyme and discussion charts to encourage reflection and develop understanding; the charts link to phonic knowledge and tricky words giving an excellent guide for curriculum planning. A good value resource.

Sound Phonics Teacher's Guide: Early Years/Key Stage 1 by Carol Matchett

Make the best use of all the Sound Phonics materials with this Teacher's Guide. There are detailed teaching notes for each phase with practical activities for each learning point. The activities are interactive and multi-sensory - supporting materials are provided in the accompanying Teacher's Resource Book. This book gives guidance on introducing key skills and knowledge; ways to practise and apply phonic skills; integrated revision of points covered earlier; assessment activities and resources and glossaries of phonics terminology.

Sound Phonics Teacher's Resource Book by Carol Matchett

An extensive range of photocopiable resources including word cards, games, picture cards and display material. Set out in three sections - General resources that can be used in different ways across the Phases; Activity book resources aligned to specific sound; Assessment resources that accompany the assessment tasks in each sound. Useful further resources are available from the free downloads section of the Schofield & Sims website - these materials are updated as necessary to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Taken with the Teacher's Guide (above) this is a really comprehensive resource which takes teaching through from Sound Phonics Phase 1 to Phase 6 and links perfectly with the books. Clear, well explained and comprehensive.

Oxford Reading Tree: Traditional Tales Story Games Flashcards by Teresa Heapy

Oxford Reading Tree is a versatile resource which helps learning to read with a variety of approaches. These story games encourage children to read key phrases and match them to the character; to retell stories thus developing vocabulary. There are six well-known traditional tales with two characters from each tale pictured; 12 matching phonic phrase cards; 15 story scenes that children can put into order; 13 storytelling cards. Five possible games are explained but, with a little imagination, there could be many more ideas. A useful and versatile pack, for use in school or at home to support ORT learning.

Phonic Limericks with Zoe Zebra and Friends: Humorous Limericks for Teaching Phonics by Matt Glover

Here is a book which really makes phonics fun to teach. Children love limericks - they are catchy and easy to remember so they make a great way to teach phonics. The book contains 26 humorous limericks, one for each of the initial consonants and short vowel sounds, each with an alliterative character. The letter or sound is also repeated through the limerick to reinforce learning and aid recognition. Using the letters and sounds in context helps develop a love of reading right from early on and this is, fo course, exactly what we want to do.  Designed for classroom use, the book includes reproducible worksheets with sorting activities to reinforce phonic knowledge and handwriting activities to promote correct letter formation. There is also a CD-Rom containing all the content of the book. The printed limericks would make a supert classroom display. Excellent and ideal to bring variety to phonic teaching.

Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 4: Traditional Tales Phonics The Man, The Boy and The Donkey and Other Stories by Nikki Gamble

A carefully thought out selection of stories that children can read for themselves and enjoy. The stories are: Three Rocks based on the story Stone Soup; Hans in Luck which is a German folk tale; Tom, Dad and Colin which is based on Aesop's fable The Man, the Boy and the Donkey; and The Foolish Fox which is based on the tale The Lazy Fox. It's a varied collection which will interest children and I found the illustrations particularly striking - always a good way to encourage interest. At the back, a series of pictures is provided to be used as story prompts.

Phonics Games Flashcards: Practise Your Phonics With Julia Donaldson's Songbirds

"Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading." This pack helps children practise their letters and sounds at home. There are four games, each with two levels, which build an awareness of rhyme and encourage spelling practise and sentence formation. There are 16 picture cards, and the rest are letter cards. The games include 'get up and go' versions for children who find it hard to sit still for reading practice.

Alphabet Games Flashcards: Practise Your Phonics With Julia Donaldson's Songbirds

This Alphabet Games flashcard pack contains 55 cards, carefully chosen to help children practise their letters and sounds at home. Play with these cards to learn the letter sounds of the alphabet and practise reading simple words, all whilst having fun! Games include two levels to help children build confidence and they also include 'get up and go' versions for children who find it hard to sit still for reading practice! An excellent way for parents to support work done in school using Oxford Reading Tree.

Letterland - My First Dictionary compiled by Lisa Holt

This is equally good whether used to support Letterland teaching or simply as a first dictionary. The A to Z pages feature a selection of words beginning with the letter - of course, each letter is the familiar Letterland character. Each word is illustrated and explained with a simple definition as well as a sentence to show how it can be used. The alphabet runds down the side of each page with the letter highlighted thus giving children a 'picture' of how it fits in. Many pages feature a very short story. In addition, there are pages for colours, numbers, shapes, days, months, and words we use a lot.  Bright and colourful, this is an enticing book for children and an excellent way to learn about the usefulness of a dictionary.

Oxford Reading Tree: Traditional Tales Phonics The Gingerbread Man and Other Stories (Practise Your Phonics Stage 1+) by Gill Munton

These well-loved traditional stories have been carefully retold using phonics and familiar language so that children can read them for themselves. Includes: Run, Run!; The Big Carrot; Lots of Nuts and Get the Rat! Three tales based on old favourites and one new one in the traditional style. The stories are simple - just one sentence to each page. The really valuable element for parents lies in the Tips for Reading which precede every story and the discussion ideas after each story.The Traditional Tales series offers: clear phonic progression with practice; a range of tales from around the world; stories and illustrations to capture the imagination and inspire a love of reading. Support for parents including tips, is included.

Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Phoneme Flashcards

The set follows the Government's Letters and Sounds guidelines, ensuring that work done at school is supported. work done. The pack features all the key phonemes in the order that children learn the sounds in Reception and Year 1. There's one card phoneme, and the reverse of the card features a bright picture of an onject using the phoneme, plus the word; underneath are sound buttons which show how many different sounds make up that word, and will help your child to blend them together. The most common graphemes are also included in the pack, so that some sounds are taught more than once in different guises. It's a colourful pack which can be used in many different ways to support learning

Ladybird I'’m Ready for Phonics: Say the Sounds

This is a big book with plenty of child appeal, perfect for those first steps in phonics. It starts with useful tips on using the book, which is a boon to parents who may be unfamiliar with teaching phonics. It focuseson the initial letter sounds at the beginning of simple words, and each letter has a two page spread. Upper and lower case letters are shown, together with lots of pictures beginning with the letter, plus alliterative sentences. There is also an activity for each page. Colourful and appealing, it offers plenty of scope for learning and sharing.

Oxford Reading Tree Phonics Activity Book (Levels 1-2) (Read With Biff Chip & Kipper) by Roderick Hunt

This Read With Biff, Chip & Kipper Phonics Activity Book contains lots of colourful activities and stickers to help your child practise their letters and sounds just as they do at school. All children love stickers so it's a great way to encourage and reinforce the work done at school. At Level 1-2 this book practises early phonics skills such as the alphabet and single letter sounds such as s a t p etc. It also includes tips for parents and support on the page for every activity. This series of activity books has been carefully levelled to support your child step-by-step as he/she progresses with their phonic knowledge and as they build their confidence as a reader and so parents can support their child knowing they are working in harmony with school learning.

Oxford Reading Tree Read With Biff, Chip, and Kipper: Reading Skills Activity Book (Level 1-2) (Read With Biff Chip & Kipper) Roderick Hunt

Plenty of colourful activities and stickers help your child practise common words and early literacy skills in line with school. At Level 1-2 this book provides practice in the basic reading skills of matching, writing, sequencing stories by putting events in the right order, dot-to-dot for alphabetical order, word searches, predicting what will happen next, and so on. It also includes valuable tips for parents to help them understand what their child is learning. LIke the companion Phonics Activity Books, the series is carefully graded to support reading progression.
 
 

Snail Brings the Mail (Phonic Readers) (Phonics Readers) by Russell Punter

This is a humorous tale which children will thoroughly enjoy whilst increasing their phonemic awareness. It can be aloud or by children just starting to read by themselves. until works hard, but he's very slow and everyone's letters are late - until he finds the perfect answer. The repetitive text increases the awareness of sounds and the rhythm makes the story flow. The guidance notes at the end of the book give parents practical advice and reassure them that they are doing the right things to develop their child's reading skills.

Sound Phonics Phase One (Book 1 of 10): Early Years Carol Matchett

Sound Phonics prepares children for full fluency in reading, writing and spelling through intensive practice in phonics, and is fully compatible with any incremental phonics programme. The carefully graded activities teach early literacy skills through listening and speaking, and support a multi-sensory approach. This book focusses on developing the child's awareness of environmental sounds, recognising the separate sounds in words (through rhymes/songs/games), sound discrimination, rhythm/rhyme/alliteration, oral blending and segmenting. It introduces the sounds of words rather than individual letters, which is correct at this stage. Many of the activities are based on familiar rhymes, so children will respond well. The value of this carefully graded series of books is that it shows parents the progression of learning phonics - something that is hard for many parents to understand.

Sound Phonics Phase Two (Book 2 of 10): Early Years/Key Stage 1 Carol Matchett

Ideal for supporting phonics in Reception, this book covers: practising letter Sets 1 to 5; recognising letter shapes (supported by pictures and finger tracing); encouraging the use of 'sound talk' when segmenting words for spelling; separating words using 'sound buttons' before blending for reading and practising 'tricky' words.  It covers the beginning of the Letters and Sounds programme used in schools and thereby gives children an excellent head start. 

 

Sound Phonics Phase Three Book 1 (Book 3 of 10): Early Years/Key Stage 1 Carol Matchett

This covers: revising letter Sets 1 to 5 and practising letter Sets 6 and 7; developing letter formation by tracing over enlarged letters; saying and then blending sounds to support reading; segmenting words to support spelling and using rhymes to practise letter names - children will enjoy the many familiar rhymes the book uses. Sound Phonics Phase Three Book 2 (Book 4 of 10): Early Years/Key Stage 1 covers revising letter Sets 4 to 7 plus four consonant digraphs; practising 14 vowel digraphs developing letter formation by tracing over enlarged letters; saying and then blending sounds to support reading segmenting words to support spelling. 
 

Sound Phonics Phase Four (Book 5 of 10): Early Years/Key Stage 1 Carol Matchett

Continue your child's phonic learning with a range of engaging activities encompassing consolidating knowledge of the 42 phonemes; saying and blending sounds in a word using 'sound buttons' to support reading; using phoneme frames to support segmenting for spelling and counting phonemes to boost confidence in spelling and forming letter shapes independently. Each activity takes just a short time and enables parents and teachers to ensure the child has a firm grasp of each concept before moving on to the next - there is a range of activities for each concept.

Sound Phonics Phase Five Book 1 (Book 6 of 10): KS1, Years 3 - 6 Carol Matchett

 
Children in Phase 5 are learning to revise Phase Three graphemes; practise 19 new graphemes for reading (including some split digraphs); 'to sound out' words without 'sound buttons' and to practise spelling through counting phonemes, recognising spelling patterns or applying spelling rules. A range of activities, short and focussed, many focussing on a specific grapheme, ensures there is an opportunity to consolidate learning. The books are excellent value and the progression makes it easy to link in with school work.

Sound Phonics Phase Five Book 2 (Book 7 of 10): KS1, Years 3 - 6 Carol Matchett

As children mature, their grasp of phonics grows, helped by the solid foundation given by the earlier books in this excellent and easy to use series. Here they learn alternative pronunciations of 14 known graphemes; reading longer texts 'sounding out' words without 'sound buttons'; practising spelling through counting phonemes and recognising spelling patterns or applying spelling rules. Sound Phonics Phase Five Book 3 (Book 8 of 10): KS1, Years 3 - 6 covers alternative spellings of 23 sounds; learning spelling patterns; 'sounding out' words without 'sound buttons' and practising spelling through counting phonemes, recognising spelling patterns or applying spelling rules.
 

Sound Phonics Phase Six Book 1 (Book 9 of 10): KS1, Years 3 - 6 Carol Matchett

Now the focus turns to spelling choices (particularly with long vowel sounds); common word endings and how these affect the base word using prefixes and suffixesand encouraging independent reading and writing through short stories/poems..By the time your child reaches Sound Phonics Phase Six Book 2 (Book 10 of 10): KS1, Years 3 - 6, if you have followed the progression in this series, s/he will have an excellent grasp of phonics which will prove invaluable. The final book in the series covers; revising word endings covered earlier and practising five further word endings; using prefixes and suffixes; revising long and short vowel sounds; learning themed topic words that help increase written vocabulary and encouraging independent reading and writing through short stories/poems. 

Fun With Words Flashcards (Read With Biff, Chop and Kipper) from OUP

This set of word cards introduces 23 common words in word cards and it also includes 6 picture word cards. The cards can be used as prompts for learning to read and for children to learn to form simple sentences. The fun aspect comes in when you use the cards with your child to play the recommended games - snap and lotto, which help children to develop memory and concentration skills, recognise common words by sight and build sentences. Add to the value of the cards by making your own for personal words.

Floppy and the Bone and Other Stories (Level 3) (Read With Biff Chip & Kipper) by Roderick Hunt

4 books in 1 - a great value collection! The first thing that struck me was the high quality production of this book - if we are to encourage young learners to enjoy reading, then the books need to be appealing and this certainly is! The book is printed with glossy ink on shiny paper and has lovely illustrations. It includes the stories Floppy and the Bone, Poor Old Rabbit, Shops and Such a Fuss. Level 3 First Stories have been specially written to introduce and practise a range of key everyday words and to develop early reading skills through simple stories. Each story includes discussion prompts and a picture puzzle for children to enjoy. The stories are lively and enjoyable and children love to recognise the familiar characters.

 

Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary (Oxford Reading Tree) 

The perfect companion to the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, as well as being an excelent early dictionary for all youngsters. It gives the sounds and alternative spellings that children will need to learn to become competent readers and spellers. The words are ordered by initial sound with subsections to show how the same sounds appear in the middle or at the end of a word. The long vowel sounds and their alternative spellings appear in a separate section within the dictionary. This unique format makes it easy to explain how sounds are used in words and is excellent to use  to prepare for the phonics screening check. It's colourful and attractive too - an excellent dictionary.

There is additional phonics support material and audio on the Oxford Owl website, http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk . For more free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities go online to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools .

 

My Phonics Kit - Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper from OUP

Phonics can be a confusing area for parents, but one in which many are keen to help their child progress. This resource is an excellent way to build on the work done in school, knowing that it carries on the teaching in a way familiar to children. Oxford Reading Tree is used in 80% of primary schools, so the chances are high that your child will be familiar with the colourful characters of the series.With the advent of the new Government scheme for carrying out a phonics screening check at six, parents are even more keen to help. This pack represents excellent value - it includes three phonics workbooks (which include tips on doing the activities); eBooks and activities on a CD-ROM (this includes all the sounds - a very important and extremely useful feature); a reward chart and information for parents.

 

 
 

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