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Twinkl Phonics

Twinkl Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.  With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. 


Letter Sound Order

The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.


The five skills taught in Twinkl Phonics


  1. Learning the letter sounds - Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.

  2. Learning letter formation - Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.

  3. Blending - Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.

  4. Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting) - Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.

  5. Tricky words - Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.

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