Why does Monster Phonics improve learning?
Monster Phonics is a highly-engaging, structured, synthetic phonics programme. It accelerates learning by allowing children to learn new graphemes by using monsters to group graphemes for recall and to provide an easy and fun memory cue for children. It also uses colour-coding to highlight the grapheme when teaching a new grapheme. Once taught and secure, the colour is removed. Multisensory focused teaching improves learning. Children love Monster Phonics. The high engagement and interest created by the programme further supports learning.
Can I try Monster Phonics with my class?
Yes, you can. We recommend all the teachers to sign up for the 15 days free trial
to access the planning and resources without any commitments.
Is Monster Phonics schools used internationally?
Yes, Monster Phonics is used in international schools across the world. Our scheme supports international learners more than others because it teaches pronunciation alongside spelling. It also uses pictorial cues which are recognised cross-culturally. Our eBooks and training are online and we deliver all resources internationally. We are happy to connect you with other schools overseas who are using the programme.
Has your scheme been validated by the Department for Education?
Yes, Monster Phonics is listed as a DfE validated programme.
Does this programme follow the National Curriculum?
Yes, lesson plans and resources are available for every grapheme and spelling rule taught in Reception and the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum.
Does your scheme follow the same order as Letters and Sounds?
The graphemes are taught in the same order as letters and sounds in Reception. This order of teaching maximises opportunities for children to read and write words right from the start when learning phonics. The High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words follow a slightly different order so that they meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and to ensure that children have learnt all the first 100 HFWs and the next 200 HFWs by the end of Y2
What does the membership package consist of?
Your Monster Phonics membership will give all your teaching staff access to the planning, daily lessons, assessments, and intervention resources covering Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 phonics teaching.
Can my school start Monster Phonics at any point during the academic year?
Yes, Monster Phonics is easy to introduce at any point in the school year. View our Teaching Manual to see the Monster Phonics Progression Map. This shows the order of teaching and where to start in the Monster Phonics programme. The consistent planning makes it easy to implement improving results straight away.
Is Monster Phonics suitable for SEN schools?
Yes, Monster Phonics is suitable for SEN schools and SEN units within mainstream schools. Our innovative and highly advanced multisensory approach supports SEN children learning phonics in a memorable, fun and engage way.
Is Monster Phonics suitable for EAL children and international schools?
Yes, Monster Phonics is suitable for children who speak English is a second language. Our unique approach helps children to learn to read and write words containing the difficult long vowels, silent letters and tricky words that frequently cause problems for children learning to read and write in English. It also provides more support with pronunciation. This is particularly beneficial for EAL learners
What reading scheme can we use with the programme?
We have our own reading scheme which consists of 130 decodable books which are aligned to the Monster Phonics Programme.