Success Stories

Monster Phonics has ignited our children’s love of phonics and reading. It’s multisensory approach and delightful characters immediately engaged the children and we have seen a positive impact on their phonic and reading abilities. The use of colour coding helps the children to remember and recall sounds and they are able to quickly decode and read high frequency words.

We love Monster Phonics and so do the children!

Janice Wood, Headteacher, Hall Green Infant and Nursery School

Monster Phonics combines a carefully-structured teaching and learning programme with an engaging reading scheme. A strong feature of the programme is the high-quality core materials for teachers and parents.

David Waugh, Professor David Waugh, Durham University

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When I came across Monster Phonics I was instantly smitten. Children clearly adored it and the teachers were huge advocates of the scheme.  I have seen pretty much everything during my time in education but this really stands out as the most fun, engaging approach that I have seen, which genuinely creates happy, confident learners. In my humble opinion, Monster Phonics is unrivalled as an all-encompassing and exciting phonics approach for EYFS and KS1 and as an intervention programme in KS2.

Using colour to show sound makes it truly multisensory, which is why it helps all children learn. The improved results in schools using Monster Phonics are significant. I would urge any school and any teacher seeking to better help all children to start using Monster Phonics today.

Ros Wilson, Creator of Big Writing

Monster Phonics is the most fun and engaging reading scheme we have ever come across! Our staff, children and parents love every aspect of it. We have had huge progress and results from such a short period of time. We joined this scheme after hearing amazing reviews from other schools, the monsters themselves are engaging enough for our children. Then you have e-books, every online resource you could possibly need, planning, assessment resources, posters, even down to magnetic phonics for the classroom, books and an app! (The children LOVE this!)

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful should you need to contact them for support. If you are thinking of buying into this scheme then I strongly suggest you go for it.

Leona Dixon, Barmston Primary School

Last year was the first year that we did it for the whole year and our phonics screening results were the highest by a long way compared to previous years. The children did amazingly well and in our area of Hampshire we did really well. We completely correlate that to Monster Phonics. Their reading progression changed so dramatically through the year.

We did the trial and within two sessions we knew that we wanted to carry on with it, we were really impressed. The kids loved it… there was no way we could have done two days of the trial and then said, we’re not going to do those monsters anymore, because the children were completely taken in that first session. Our phonics results increased by 9.5%.

Laura Hanafin, Year 1 Teacher, Great Binfields Primary, Hampshire

Amazing reading scheme by Monster Phonics

Thank you Monster Phonics for this wonderful reading scheme. As a teacher of Year 1&2, who has a wide range of reading abilities, the books are perfect for covering the whole phonics programme. The children were so excited to start reading their Monster Phonics Books this week.

Deirdre Kelly, Year 1/2 Teacher

Monster Phonics is a fun, creative, multi-sensory and engaging way of teaching and learning phonics. The children, staff and parents have really got on board with it. Our results in the two terms that we have been using it have been tremendous! The Monster Phonics team and hardworking, passionate and always listen to feedback to make the programme even better. I would definitely recommend this phonics scheme.

Vicky Lea, Phonics Lead, St Oswald’s Primary

Highly recommended!

The children absolutely love Monster Phonics and enjoy learning about the different characters involved. Lessons are really engaging and stimulate the children’s curiosity. The programme is designed to encourage over-learning, allowing the children to constantly apply knowledge and skills.

Monster Phonics has been written with a good understanding of how children can decipher the English language.

Donna Bradley, Foundation Stage Teacher, Edgewood Primary

Monster phonics is an excellent teaching and learning programme for the classroom. My class thoroughly enjoyed learning about all of the monsters and their sounds. It enhances their engagement in phonics as they are excited about learning which monster each sound comes from. I would definitely recommend this teaching and learning programme to any primary school.

Kaitlyn Grundy, Teacher at West Dunbartonshire Schools

Monster Phonics – fun, engaging and exciting.

After recently introducing Monster Phonics across the school, my Y1 class absolutely love it! The characters are instantly recognisable, bright and fun, with a back story to support who they are. Thank you for the great resources and planning too. Highly recommended.

Helen Hermansen, Year 2 Teacher, Underwood West Academy

We are really enjoying Monster Phonics

We are really enjoying Monster Phonics. We are just implementing it across our school and the children love it. It has been great for our Home Learning and we have got parents on board with the webinars and free access to the website.

Andrea Fletcher, Dove Bank Primary School

We love Monster Phonics!

We have recently bought into this scheme and my class love it. It’s been the best purchase we’ve made in a while, and the whole of EYFS and Year 1 engage really well with the scheme, they love the monsters and really enjoy this phonics learning.

The resources are well planned and inviting for the children, and all the planning is there, which takes away so much from my workload! I would 100% recommend this scheme to anyone!

Rachel Campbell, Early Years Leader, St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

Brilliant Programme for boosting attainment and a love of reading

We have been using Monster Phonics since September 2019 and the impact has been amazing! Our Staff love the pedagogy behind the Monster Phonics programme and the enthusiasm in our children has been wonderful to witness.

We have taken the programme onboard fully and have invested in the new reading scheme attached to it. The books are lovely and unlike other phonetically decodable schemes these books are lovely to engage parents into their child’s learning. The layout has clearly been well thought out and supports our SEND children who have Visual impairments. The text size and font used in the Reception books has meant that specialist books with enlarged print have not been needed.

The biggest impact has been on our boys and the bottom 20% of all the cohorts within EYFS and KS1.

Libby Partidge, Phonics Lead, North Wingfield Primary School

A fantastic resource

We implemented Monster Phonics a couple of years ago and saw an instant improvement in children’s phonics. This has translated over time into substantial improvements in reading and spelling.

The children love the characters and our teachers love how easy it is to plan and adjust lessons – an all-rounder winner!


Tina Thomas, Headteacher, Scantabout Primary School

Monster Phonics has created a real buzz around our school; lessons are fun, engaging and multi-sensory. The resources are great to have at your fingertips and planning is really easy to follow and adapt to support learning in your school, for both whole-class teaching and intervention groups. The clever use of characters is really bringing phonics to life; even our youngest children delight in telling you about the characters.

Nicola Walker, Deputy Headteacher, Duckmanton Primary School

Monster Phonics has made such a difference to our children. The main thing we found is that they absolutely love learning phonics now. They are obsessed with the monsters and even choose to play monster phonics in the playground. It has enabled children who find reading hard to read words we never thought they would have attempted before.

The children love the videos and sing them all day long. It has also improved our phonics screening results for the last two years now. Children have made great progress.

Hannah Bond, Year 1 Teacher, Cookham Dean Primary School, Kent

Monster Phonics is easy to follow with really comprehensive plans.

Louise Maughan, Willington School, London