Our scheme also includes over 160 teaching books which introduce children to all 44 phonemes and their corresponding graphemes through original stories featuring our Phonics Shed garden characters such as Curly the Cat, Dusty the Dog and Monty the Monkey.
We have made these stories engaging and relatable so when they are not being shared by the teacher, the children can share them with adults and their peers. The vibrant colours and fun illustrations allow children to explore the stories on their own.
In the story sample above, ‘Kit the Kangaroo’, children are introduced to words and phrases such as karate, king, and key. Kit keeps fit by eating healthy foods such as kale, kiwi fruit and kidney beans whilst exercising on his kite board and kayak. Many of the stories contain themes that link to other areas of the curriculum, often dealing with emotional well-being, communication and empathy.
The narrative books are complemented by our teacher planning sequence which includes traditional songs and rhymes, as well as relevant popular children’s books from beyond our scheme, which is all supported by our series of decodable books and mirrored by our Phonics Shed game sequence.