Phonics

Reception Code-Breakers

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.

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New Code-Breakers (Book 1)

Each book includes detailed session plans, sample revision sessions, extra practice and helpful lists of phonemes, words and spellings.

Hard copies of New Code-Breakers, and related Group Readers are available to purchase from Hamilton Education.

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Original Code-Breakers (weeks 1-5)

This is the first half of Spring Term Code Breakers for Reception.

Hard copies of Original Code-Breakers are available to purchase from Hamilton Education.

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Original Code-Breakers (weeks 6-10)

This is the second half of Spring Term Code Breakers for Reception.

Hard copies of Original Code-Breakers are available to purchase from Hamilton Education.