Code-Breakers is a synthetic phonics programme that teaches phoneme-to-grapheme correspondences (PGCs) in a systematic, child-friendly fashion. It covers all the pre-requisite skills for reading – sequencing, sound identification, reproduction and discrimination – in a structured scheme of word-level work. The programme is based on extensive research on the frequency of PGCs, which ensures that these are taught in the order that children are most likely to meet them.
New Code-Breakers can be completed in four terms and is recommended for most schools in England, where there is pressure to reach a particular standard for the Phonics test at the end of Year 1. The original Code-Breakers takes a slower pace.
You can purchase hard copies of the Code-Breakers phonics programme at cost from Hamilton Education.