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Our tips and tricks from the frontline of Synthetic Phonics.


We have Sally Hendrick from Warragul North Public School to thank for the inspiration for our DIY Giant Magnetic Letters. We have finally completed the collection, with a set of letters for Complete the Code! Get excited Year 2 teachers, and get those scissors ready! You will often demonstrate to your whole class how to […]

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Practice a range of camera words with this classic board game! We’ve updated it with a phonics twist! It works well as a one on one, or phonics rotation activity. Set up Download and print the Snakes and Ladders Board game here, or photocopy page 179. of The Synthetic Phonics Toolkit Part One. Choose a […]

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Practice the Complete the Code phonemes with this quick crossword! It works well as a whole class lesson or as a phonics rotation activity. Instructions: Download the Complete the Code Crossword Photocopy one sheet per child and hand out Discuss each of the images at the bottom of the page, so that the class is […]

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Are your phonics rotations feeling a little dated? Never fear… We have yet another free resource for you to introduce to your students! Set Up: You will need a one minute sand timer. Print Camera Word Shark Template Cut out shark and laminate, cutting out around the teeth carefully Use the blunt side of a […]

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What better gift for your students to give to Mum this Mother’s Day, than a card, which shows off his or her fabulous phonics knowledge? Instructions: Download and print the Mother’s Day Card Template Photocopy one card per child and hand out Write the following colouring instructions on the whiteboard: /r/ = yellow, /rr/ = […]

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