The Synthetic Phonics Sequence

The Get Reading Right program follows a synthetic phonics teaching sequence which will take between two to three years to complete. But this it not written in stone; some schools might finish much quicker, some much slower. Remember, it is not how fast you teach the program that is important, but how well your children learn!

There are three parts to the Get Reading Right program, taking children systematically through the 44 phonemes; the Basic, Advanced Code and Complete the Code.

Part 1 – Basic Code

Unit Target Sounds Camera Words
1 s m c t g p a o I, the, was, to, are, she
2 r l d b f h i u day, of, a, he, today, for
3 v w y z j n k e all, is, me, no, they, said
4 ll ss ff zz you, play, this, come, my, have
5 sh ch th wh like, do, says, what, going, give
6 ck ng qu x away, see, look, very, once, we

Part 2 – Advanced Code

Unit Target Sounds and Spelling Choices Camera Words
1 Words with a more complicated pattern: VCC (Vowel, Consonant, Consonant) CCVC and CVCC words one, some, want, many, love, has
2 ee ea y e people, live, brother, sister, house, where
3 i igh y ie i_e her, out, there, about, his, down
4 o oa ow o_e because, two, another, more, here, our
5 a ai ay a_e friend, their, were, your, could, four
6 oo ew ue u_e half, first, good, girl, saw, would

Part 3 – Complete the Code

Unit Target Sounds and Spelling Choices
1 r rr wr
2 oi oy
3 ph f ff
4 ow ou
5 c ce s se ss
6 u oo oul
7 ar a
8 ir er ear ur or
9 or au aw al ore
10 air ear are ere
11 j dge ge g
12 ch tch tu
13 sh ci ti
14 s si

Are you new to Synthetic Phonics? Here is a three year implementation guide – catch-up all children K-6.