Here at Bromet Primary School we teach systematic synthetic phonics in the context of the ‘Monster Phonics’ programme. We use the set order in which graphemes and tricky words etc. are introduced.
It uses colour-coding for sound to successfully accelerate learning. Multisensory teaching utilises all the senses, including the visual sense of colour to facilitate learning. More worksheets to be added soon. Read the Monster Phonics guide for activities to teach spelling at home.
Cool Blue makes the long oo sound and colours all of these graphemes blue. Listen to his song about his job at the zoo. Jump and clap when you hear an oo word. Then cut and paste the oo words. How many can you remember? Can you write them in the colour-code?
Cut out the cards, shuffle and turn face down. Each player turns over 2 cards. If a matching pair is found then both cards are won by that player. Use the Record Sheets as an opportunity to practise spelling oa words by recording the words that have been found for each player. Try writing in colour -code! The winner is the child with the most matching pairs.
Click below to read more about each monster character
Through colour-coding for sound and fun monster characters, Monster Phonics overcomes stumbling blocks and unlocks the mysteries of the English language in an engaging and memorable way. Need to know how the colour links to sound through the monster sound cues? Meet the monsters in the video below.