Validated Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programs

Validated Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programs

Validated Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programs

What is the validated systematic synthetic phonics program?

In order to ensure high quality and effective teaching of phonics in UK primary schools, the government has published a list of validated systematic synthetic phonics programs. There is no statutory requirement for schools to use one of these programs, but validation status signifies that the program meets all the criteria the government is looking for in phonics teaching.

Below is a list of the validated programs, along with how each stage correlates to the phases of the Play Makes Sense Phonics Activity Cards.

Bug Club Phonics

Units 1 - 5: Phase 2  
Units 6 - 11: Phase 3
Unit 12: Phase 4
Units 13 - 27: Phase 5
Units 28 - 30: Phase 6

Essential Letters and Sounds

Follows the same Phases as Play Makes Sense:
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 5
Phase 6

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Floppy's Phonics

Stage 1+: Phase 2
Stage 2: Phase 3 
Stage 3: Phase 3 
Stage 4: Phase 4 
Stage 5: Phase 5

Jolly Phonics

Group 1 - 3: Phase 2 
Group 4 - 7: Phase 3 
Pupil book 1: Phase 2 and Phase 3
Pupil book 2: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Pupil book 3: Phase 3 and Phase 5

Letterland

Phonics Early Years: Phase 2 and Phase 3
Phonics Primary: Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5
Phonics Advanced: Phase 5
Spelling Platform 1: Phase 5
Spelling Platform 2: Phase 6
Grammar: Phase 6

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

Reception Autumn term: Phase 2
Reception Spring term: Phase 3
Reception Summer term: Phase 4
Year 1: Review of Phases 3 and 4, before moving onto Phase 5

No Nonsense Phonics

Book 1: Phase 2
Book 2: Phase 2
Book 3: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Book 4: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Book 5: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Book 6: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Book 7: Phase 5
Book 8: Phase 5
Book 9: Phase 5

Phonics International

Stage 1
Unit 1: Phase 2
Unit 2: Phase 2 and Phase 3
Units 3 - 5: Phase 3 and Phase 5

Stage 2
Units 6 - 12: Phase 5

Read Write Inc.

Speed Sounds Set 1: Phase 2 and Phase 3
Speed Sounds Set 2: Phase 3 and Phase 5
Speed Sounds Set 3: Phase 3 and Phase 5

Rocket Phonics

Reception
Autumn term: Phase 2
Spring term: Phase 3
Summer 1 - Phase 3
Summer 2  - Phase 5

Year 1
Phase 5

Sound Discovery

Set 1: Phase 2
Set 2: Phase 3
Set 3: Phase 5

Sounds - Write

Units 1 - 5: Phase 2
Unit 6: Phase 3
Unit 7: Phase 2 and Phase 3
Units 8 - 10: Phase 4
Unit 11: Phase 3
Extended code: Phase 5