This website is designed to provide teachers, parents and interested adults with an understanding of synthetic phonics, the reasons why some children find learning to read difficult and what can be done about it.
Jolly Phonics Sound and Action
I demonstrate the first 26 letter sounds and actions in the Jolly Phonics scheme. In this video, I show you the sound and actions in the order we teach them at school.
How to blend sounds to read words
Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.
Jolly Phonics Vowel Sounds
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Norfolk Reading Project Flyer
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Speed Sounds Chart
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Speed Sounds Set 2
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How to pronounce pure sounds
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.
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The Alphabetic Code
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Phonics Help: 10 Top Tips
Reading Support in Action
A little video clip of a child reading to an adult to give you an idea of reading support in practice.
Monster Phonics Resources
Through fun monster characters and colour, Monster Phonics creates a love of learning through videos, PowerPoints, eBooks and flash cards.