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.
Since 2016, Great Binfields Primary phonics results have increased by 9.5% points. Great Binfields Primary Scores are 7.7% above the Hampshire average and 8.6% above the Natio nal average.Laura Hanafin, Year 1 Teacher, Great Binfields Primary, Hampshire