Synthetic Phonics has grown to become the dominant approach in early literacy, attracting substantial resources from the Department for Education. The system enables new readers to recognise the individual sounds of English and to blend ('synthesise') them, building the confidence to tackle unfamiliar words without relying on memory or guesswork.
The Troll lived under a bridge. He was a grumpy troll, and sometimes got in a rage. Every time someone tried to get past, the Troll stopped them and wouldn't budge. Then they found a bigger troll that seemed to make him budge rather quickly! Budge Troll, Budge! is one of a fantastic new fiction reading series for children aged 5+ that combines structured phonic progression with great artwork and fun stories. Devised with the help of an expert consultant, it is sure to enable children to achieve reading success. Specially created for use by both parents and teachers, I Love Reading Phonics is a dedicated, comprehensive reading scheme based on Synthetic Phonics and arranged in 7 progressive levels, giving plenty of practice in all the sounds of the English language. Each book includes clear information on Synthetic Phonics, a pronunciation grid and expert advice on how to get the most out of each title. Level 5 titles explore alternative spellings of consonants.