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Phonics Shed’s Narrative Book Series

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.

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Complete fully-decodable reading scheme

Our collection of 120 fully-decodable books is composed almost entirely of words made up of grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) that a child has learned up to that point. The progressive nature of the sequence allows children to read independently at every stage of the programme. Practising with such decodable texts will help to make sure children experience success and effectively develop phonic strategies.

This is in-line with the Ofsted inspection handbook which states that the sequence of reading books should show a cumulative progression in phonics knowledge that is matched closely to the school’s phonics programme. Ofsted’s advice is aligned with the expectations in the English Programmes of study in the National curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in England which states the same.

In this example from Chapter 2, ‘Pat and the Pasta’, almost all of the words are made using the sounds s,a,t,p,i (the first five sounds of Phase 2) with ‘the’ being the only additional high frequency word.

Example sentences: Pat the pig sits. The pasta tips. Pat the pig naps.

The following decodable book is ‘Pat’s Pants’ where children are introduced to the next Phase 2 consonant phoneme (‘n’).

Whilst childrens’ own reading should be led by reading aloud books which are consistent with their developing phonics knowledge, teachers and parents should continue to maximise opportunities for children to hear and talk about a rich and diverse range of stories and songs which may not be fully decodable by the children themselves. Phonics Shed planning ties in traditional songs and rhymes, relevant popular children’s books, as well as our own series of original illustrated narrative books.

Book List

Chapter 1

Joe McDonald had a Farm

Guess the Nursery Rhyme

Here is the Beehive

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Opposites

The Noisy Neighbour

Rhyming Words

Where's Joe

I Spy

Say it, Stretch it, Sound it

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Gingerbread Man

Three Little Pigs

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Princess and the Pea

Puss in Boots

Jack and the Beanstalk

Ugly Duckling

Incy Wincy Spider

Humpty Dumpty

CHAPTER 2 Set 2

Pat and the Pasta

Pat's Pants

CHAPTER 2 Set 3

Dad Snips

Cat Nap

Kit Sinks

The Nag

CHAPTER 2 Set 4

Buck Gets Stuck

Ellis and the Pen

Rex Drinks

Chapter 2 Set 5

Haz Hunts

Ben and the Bug

Lily

Flick and the Frog

CHAPTER 2 Set 6

Jetpack jack

Val the Vet

The Wig

Alex's Plan

CHAPTER 2 Set 7

Yan and the Yak

Eliza's Zit

Quicksand Quest

Sam in the Sun

CHAPTER 2 Set 8

Muffin in a Huff

Billy is Ill

The Class Prom

Pepper and Pat

Tom Putts It

Pat's Tennis Lesson

Dusty is Sodden

CHAPTER 3 Set 1

Wing's Big Racket

Charlie's Chip

Sam and the Shed

Theo's Things

CHAPTER 3 Set 2

Gail and the Hail

Not so Plain Gail

Dee Needs to Sleep

A Fright in the Night

Boaty Lost Croak

CHAPTER 3 Set 3

Ugbie is Stuck Again

Brown Wants a Crown

Pat's Pot

Boo and the Poo

CHAPTER 3 SET 4

Stars at Night

Sports Morning

Kurt Surfs

Merlin in the Woods

Ryder gets a Loaf

CHAPTER 3 Set 5

A Beard in a Bucket

Blair's Hair

Capture the Flag

Anna’s Bath

CHAPTER 4a Set 1

The Toe and the Hoe

The Holiday

Indy Chews a Screw

Stewart Newest Pal

CHAPTER 4a Set 2

Beans Needs a Meal

Stanley's Salad

Albie gets the Brownies

The Magpie

CHAPTER 4a Set 3

The Seesaw

Gordon's Big Launch

Swirl, twirl and stir

Annoying Toys

CHAPTER 4a Set 4

Sprout's Loud Shout

A Little Scare

Phil’s Phenomenon

Wheeler's Big Whoosh

CHAPTER 4a Set 5

Ellis's Game

Pete Eats

Ellis and the Kite Ride

The Home that Froze

Ellis Toots the Flute

Ugbie's Attitude

The Prunes

CHAPTER 4b Set 2

Advice for a Princess

Germs and Allergies

The Diet

The Unicorn Parade

CHAPTER 4b Set 3

Pleasant Weather

Snow!

Wordy the Artworm

Hey!

CHAPTER 4b Set 4

The Bluebell

The Old Banjo Man

Who?

The Christmas Chorus

Parachute Jump

CHAPTER 4b Set 5

Smell the Bacon

Wasps

The Cyber Spy

The Salty Sea

Mystical Lynx Syndrome

CHAPTER 4b Set 6

The Soup Coupon

Clumsy Doug!

Mouldy gets Fancy

The Pearl

Pears

CHAPTER 4b Set 7

Snakes on the Television

The New Enclosure

Tom’s Tail Infection

Sabotage?

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