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Letterland offers a huge range of resources for use in schools. This includes the popular Early Years and Primary ranges teaching synthetic phonics. These products help children read, write and spell and are engaging for teachers and students alike. It also offers an innovative Grammar range, a Spelling range and a highly successful ESL programme for non-native English speakers.

Letterland Phonics makes learning to read, write and spell fun for both teachers and children. Our wide range of multi-sensory resources have helped teachers all over the world to teach synthetic phonics. Our Teacher's Guides cover all the essential spelling patterns for the 44 sounds of the English language.

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Early Years Teaching Scope

    • Letterland who’s who
    • Letter sounds and shapes a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z
    • Capital shapes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
    • Long and short vowels a, e, i, o, u

Primary Teaching Scope

    • Phonemic awareness: a–z, A–Z
    • Word building: a, e, i, o, u, ck, ng, sh, ch, th, ph, -ff , -ll, all, wh
    • Consonant blends: sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr
    • Long vowels: a_e, ai, ay, e_e, ee, ea, i_e, ie, y, igh, o_e, oa, ow, u_e, oo
    • More digraphs and trigraphs: ar, or, ir, ur, er, igh, oo, u, aw, au, ew, ow, ou, oy, oi, air, ear

Advanced Teaching Scope

    • Word building
    • Irregular vowels
    • More advanced digraphs & trigraphs: a (America), able/ible (suffixes), all/al (all/always), are (scare),al/el (musical/angel), ce/ci/cy (soft c stories), ch (school), ed/ing (magic sounds), e (silent), e (they), ei(receive, height, eight), en/est (magic endings), er (sometimes magic), ere (here/there), full/ful(useful), ge/gi/gy (soft g stories), gh (brought, laugh), ie (lie,field), kn (knee), le (table), ly (lovely),less/ness (suffixes), mb/mn (thumb/autumn), o (love/one/who), ous (famous), ph (photograph), que(antique), tion (action), wh (when/who), wr (write) y to i (cry/cries), y (very/bicycle)

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All aboard! Spelling Stations takes children on a train journey of discovery from station to station learning new spelling patterns as they go. The visual clues linked to station names give children strategies for remembering how to spell words and plenty of activities to help consolidate that learning. Letterland Spelling Stations covers all the statutory requirements for Key Stage 1, Year 1 & 2.

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Platform 1 Teaching Scope

    • Spellings: ff, ll, ss, zz, ck, nk, tch, ph, wh

    • Endings: -ve, -tch, -es, -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -y

    • Vowel Digraphs and Trigraphs: ai, ay, a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, ee, ea/ee/, ie/ee/, ar, er, ir, ur,oo/long/, oo/short/, oa, oe, ow/oa/, ou, ow/ou/, ue, ew, ew/yoo/, ie/igh/, igh, oy, oi, or, ore, au,aw, air, ear/ear/, are/air/, ear/air/

    • Prefix -un

    • Compound Words

    • Common Exception Words

Platform 2 Teaching Scope

    • Review of Platform 1 spellings

    • Spelling patterns: ge, gi, gy, ce/j/, ci, cy/s/, kn, gn/n/, wr/r/, all, al/or/, o/u/, ey/ee/, a/o/ after qu and w,ar/or/ after w, or/er/ after w, s/zh/

    • Endings: -ge, -dge, -le, -el, -al, -il, -y/igh/

    • Suffixes: -y to -ies, -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -ly, -ment, -ful, -less, -ness, -tion

    • Contractions

    • Possessive Apostrophes

    • Homophones and near homophones

    • Common Exception Words

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Letterland Grammar introduces the grammatical concepts of Key Stage 1, Year 1 and Year 2. The emphasis is on bringing these concepts to life so children can understand them, remember them, and use them in their own writing.

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Grammar Teaching Scope

    • Sentence punctuation: Capital letters and full stops, Questions and exclamation marks, Commas for lists, Apostrophes (contractions and possessive)

    • Writing sentences: Joining words using conjunctions: Coordinating and subordinate conjunctions, Expanded noun phrases, statements, questions, exclamations, commands

    • Prefixes and suffixes: -un, -s and -es, -ness, -er, compounding, -ful, -less, -er, -est, -ly

    • Tenses: Present and past, Progressive form of verbs

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