Synthetic Phonics | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

A collection of early years / primary resources to help with the teaching of synthetic phonics (many of which can be used to supplement the Jolly Phonics programme). Please note if you are looking for teaching ideas and help planning lessons we have an extensive range of  phonics/letters and sounds planning documents.

This section contains a variety of resources relating to phases 1-6 of the DfES Letters and Sounds programme, but for the full, comprehensive list please see the literacy section.

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Phase 1: Rhyming Picture Cards

A collection of 6 A4 sheets containing a variety of rhyming words (i.e. mug, rug, plug and bug).

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Phase 2: Decodable and Tricky Words

A set of 32 cards featuring tricky and decodable words from Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 2: Word Cards

A set of flashcards showing the 170 high frequency words featured in Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 3: Decodable and Tricky Word Cards

A set of 24 cards featuring tricky and decodable words from Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 3: Word Cards

A set of flashcards showing the 267 high frequency words featured in Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 4: Decodable and Tricky Word Cards

A set of 20 cards featuring tricky and decodable words from Phase 4 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 4: Word Cards

A set of flashcards showing the 208 high frequency words featured in Phase 4 of the Letters and Sounds Programme, ideal for acting as prompts for a variety of different activities.

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Phase 5 Alternative Phoneme Flashcards

A collection of 14 flashcards featuring a collection of alternative phoneme pronunciations (7 picture cards and 7 accompanying word cards).

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Phase 5 Decodable and Tricky Word Cards

A set of 20 cards featuring tricky and decodable words from Phase 5 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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Phase 5 Grapheme Word Cards

A set of 234 flashcards showing a variety of different words that feature the graphemes focussed on in Phase 5 of the DfES Letters and Sounds programme.

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Phoneme Fans

A comprehensive set of phoneme fans covering all of the phonetic alphabet.

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Phonology flash cards

A set of versatile phonology flash cards featuring images for the key speech sounds.

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