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TRUGS -  teach reading using games

Developed by Joanna Jeffery, a hiqhly qualified teacher and literacy expert, 'trugs' is a unique, high-quality synthetic phonics reading resource for practicing the skills of blending and segmenting.

Requiring no prior teaching experience, trugs can be used at school or at home and is perfect for one to one tuition. The games are also ideal as a catch up resource for all slow readers, including those with dyslexia. The easy to use, fun, card games can be used alongside all phonic reading programmes for children in primary and secondary school. The synthetic phonics structure has been put into 15 stages. Each stage builds on the one before, making it easy to follow.

Phonics  - Games and Resources (General)

These resources help make learning to read with phonics hands on and fun.

They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme. Further resources have been split by phases according to the Letters and Sounds programme being followed by many schools. The phase that is appropriate for your child will depend on the letter sounds they are working on.

Phase 2 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Two of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help teach the following letter-sounds:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f,ff, l,ll, ss

Phase 3 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Three of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help teach the following letter-sounds:
j, v, w, x, y, z,zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 4 Phonics Resources (Reception Year)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Four of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Reception Year).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.





The resources in this phase help children practise the letters and sounds they have previously learnt, and move on to words with adjacent consonants (such as 'tr' 'gl' etc.) and words with more than one syllable.

Phase 5 Phonics Resources (Year One)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Five of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Year One).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.


The resources in this phase help children learn new ways of representing the sounds, and practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling:
ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue(long oo), ue(yoo), aw, wh(wheel), wh(whole), ph, ew(screw), ew(stew), oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e(flute), u-e(yoo), + new sound - zh(treasure)

Phase 6 Phonics Resources (Year Two)

These resources have been specifically designed to support teaching Phase Six of the Letters and Sounds programme used in many schools (normally Year Two).
They can be used very effectively with any phonic reading programme.

The resources in this phase help children move on to become fluent readers and increasingly accurate spellers.

Letters and Sounds Parent Information Leaflets

Information leaflets are available free for any parent whose child is learning to read with Letters and Sounds during Reception Year at school. They may also be useful for those following other phonics reading schemes.

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