Letterland is validated by the Department for Education (DfE) in England as an effective systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP).
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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. Letterland is validated by the Department for Education (DfE) in England as a complete systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme.
1 Latest edition of Phonics Teacher's Guide required.
2 Annual subscription required.
"Children who received the explicit instruction with...[Letterland] learned almost twice as many letter sounds."
— Roberts, 2021, p.7
a-z letters (uppercase/lowercase).
Long and short vowels a, e, i, o, u.
a-z letters in detail (uppercase/lowercase).
Adjacent consonants with l, r and s.
Final adjacent consonants: -st, -sk, -nd, -nt, -nk.
Common consonant digraphs: ff, ll, ss, ck, ng.
Consonant digraphs: ch, (tch), sh, th, ph, wh, kn, wr.
Long vowels: ā, ē, ī, ō, ū.
Vowel digraphs including split digraphs: a_e, ai, ay, e_e, ea, ee, y as e, i_e, igh, ie, y as i, o_e, oa, ow, u_e, ue, oo, ew.
R-controlled vowels: ar, or (variant spellings ore, our, oor, oar) er, ir, ur, air, ear.
Other vowel sounds: oo, u (as in push), ou, ow, oi, oy, aw, au.
Other spelling patterns and suffixes -ve, -ing, -er, -est.
Suffix: ed with three sounds /ed/ /d/ /t/.
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)
Here is a list of key resources that you will need to start teaching Letterland Phonics at school.
* One per student required.