Your complete synthetic phonics programme
Time for Phonics is an award winning effective systematic synthetic phonics programme with a play-based approach, that covers the requirements of the DfE Letters & Sounds framework and provides all that is essential for children to become successful, committed and enthusiastic readers. With easy to follow daily lesson plans, lesson presentations, CPD videos, accompanying resources and online phonics games that offer complete fidelity and structure across the programme.
Teach like a phonics specialist with our tried and trusted phonics lessons and games that follow the order of teaching in the DfE Letters and Sounds framework, developed with leading phonics teachers. Also complements all synthetic phonics programmes!
Fun and engaging phonics games with lots of opportunities for children to practise blending and segmenting with the aim of improving the speed and accuracy of letter and word recognition. The phonics games can be played on any device and are suitable for ages 4-7.
Each week you will find five interactive and multi-sensory lessons specifically designed to target every aspect of phonics and covering all the major grapheme-phoneme correspondances. From quick and easy group games to reading and writing sentences that include alternative graphemes in phase 5, we have worked hard to ensure that children will have fun, stay engaged and make rapid progress.
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Be inspired by our phonics scheme
Daily easy to follow lessons specifically designed to target every aspect of phonics.
printable phonics plans
In each week of each phase you will find five daily lesson plans that follow the order of teaching in the Letters and Sounds framework. We have used the four-part session introduced within Letters and Sounds as it's a tried-and-tested format that works well for young children and it makes life easier for you too! Phase 2 also contains lesson presentations as an alternative to the suggested lesson sequence, to help you save more time, with more phases coming soon!
Accompanying phonics resources
Each lesson also has accompanying downloadable phonics resources that have been created by our sister site Mrs Mactivity. These well-planned phonics resources aim to save you time and include practical phonics activities, games and worksheets. They can be used in whole class and group sessions. You can also find accompanying handwriting resources that follow the guidance of the DfE Reading Framework with animated presentations, letter rhymes and resources that will help children practise, apply and develop their knowledge of get on the right track when it comes to letter formation.
Phonics CPD videos and lesson presentations
We will bring you up-to-date phonics advice and guidance including information on the phonics validation programme. You can also watch our brand new phonics CPD videos (in phases 2 and 3) that explain each week's lessons and contain top tips for teaching phonics, alongside explanations of phonics terminology and methodology.
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Experience our interactive games
Use our online phonics games and help children practise a whole range of phonics skills from segmenting and blending, grapheme recognition, word recognition, and much more! Our interactive online phonics games are specifically designed to be used either by teachers in school, or by children themselves independently, either at home or school.
All of our phonics games and resources are designed to be meaningful, and useable by both specialists and non-specialists alike (including parents) - all perfectly matched to the Letters and Sounds Framework. Be inspired by our tried and tested ideas that we know children love!
£10 inc. VAT/ Year
- Access to online phonics games that help children make progress.
- NO ACCESS TO THE PHONICS SCHEME
- 24 games to choose from
- Covers phases 2-5 (ages 4-7)
- Suitable for home learning
- Aligned to the government's phonics framework
- Secure and regularly updated
- Cross platform - works on computers and mobile devices
- Developed by subject experts
- Customer support
- No ads
£75 + VAT/ Year
- Everything that individuals get PLUS...
- Access to our phonics scheme - daily lesson plans both online and downloadable
- Accompanying phonics resources
- Alternative phonics lesson presentations
- CPD videos to help teachers teach like a specialist
- 24 online phonics games that can be used either by children individually using their teacher's login (whilst in school), or as a whole class
- Up to 40 staff user accounts
- Fast customer support
- No ads
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Winners of a Teach Early Years Award
We are delighted to announce that Time for Phonics is a 3* winner in the Teach Early Years Awards 2021 in the Communication, Language and Literacy category! Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners!
DfE Phonics Validation
Time for Phonics was created by Mrs Mactity founder Heather McAvan after the release of her phonics book "Learn to Read the Easy Way" as a way to help parents help children with their reading skills in lockdown 2021. After the considerable success of the phonics games, we have now expanded our offering to a daily phonics scheme ranging from phase 1 to phase 5. Created alongside designer Hayley Price, phonics specialist Sophie Pickles and web team Madeby.Studio, Time for Phonics is our offering to the world. Heather says, "I really wanted to give something back, and create something that I thought both adults and children would love - to help with phonics learning. The website operates on a no-profit basis and we reinvest all the income we make into making more games and phonics content. This is about creating something meaningful and enjoyable for all."