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Know icon image of cartoon eyeballs.Skill 1 – Knowing the sounds

Children learn a group of sounds and its corresponding letter.

Here children are swatting the flies to eight sounds: s, a, t, p, m, c, g, o.


Read icon of an open book.Skill 2 – Reading words with the first eight sounds

Children then learn to blend (or glue) the sounds together to read unknown words.

Here children blend the sounds together to read the word and help the ghost find his house!


Write icon of a pencil.Skill 3 – Spelling words with the first eight sounds

Next children are taught to listen for the sounds in a word and to represent each sound with a letter. The child says the word ‘pot’ and identify that they can hear a ‘p’ sound which is represented by the letter ‘P’, an ‘o’ sound represented by the letter ‘O’, and so on…

With each correct answer, watch the Giraffe’s neck grow to eat the yummy ice cream!


CW Read icon of a book and screen.Skill 4 – Reading irregular, high frequency camera/sight words

Irregular, high frequency words, such as ‘the’ and ‘was’ are tricky to read but essential to learn because they occur so often in children’s books. At Phonics Hero we call these camera or sight words.

Here children read the camera/sight words to help the witch make her magic potion.


CW Write icon of a pencil and screen.Skill 5 – Spelling irregular, high frequency camera/sight words

Children learn to spell these irregular, high frequency words so they can move onto writing sentences.

Here, children are spelling camera/sight words to slime the babysitter!


Sentence icon of a stack of books.Skill 6 – Reading sentences

We put all these skills together to read sentences and stories, and to begin developing a love for reading!

Here, children read the sentences to help the spaceship herd the cows.


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