Watch Videos of Phonics Hero in Action

Step 1 – Know

Swat the flies. Your child learns a group of sounds and matches the sound with a letter.

Step 2 – Read

Which tree does the ghost live in? Your child learns to blend (or glue) these sounds together to read unknown words.


Step 3 – Spell

Help Geoffrey the Giraffe eat his ice-cream. Next your child is taught to listen for the sounds in a word and to identify the letter associated with it – spelling!

Step 4 – Reading camera/tricky words

Help the witch make a magic potion. Camera/tricky words, such as ‘the’ and ‘was’ are harder to read but are essential because they occur so often in children’s books and writing.


Step 5 – Spelling camera/tricky words

Slime the sleeping babysitter with the Jelly. Next, your child learns to spell these tricky words so they can move onto writing sentences.

Step 6 – Sentence Reading

Help herd the cows. We put all these skills together to read sentences and stories; growing your child’s confidence for a love of reading!