At Pirehill, phonics is a high priority and we are passionate about ensuring all children become confident, enthusiastic and life-long readers and writers. We are very excited to share with you our new phonic scheme. After a lot of research, we have invested in ‘Supersonic Phonic Friends’ (SSPF), to give our children the very best start in their learning. It is a fully systematic, synthetic programme and aims to build children's speaking and listening skills as well as developing the phonic knowledge and skills children need to read and write. Phonic lessons are taught daily for approx. 30 minutes and have a clear structure following the model: Revisit & Revise, Teach, Practise and Apply. With Supersonic Phonic Friends, we wrap our children in rhyme to ensure they hear the sounds in the words they speak. Supersonic Phonic Friends is an enchanted adventure of phonics where children will meet several friendly woodland characters including Listening Len who helps us hear the sounds in the words and See it Sam who helps us see and remember the spellings each and every week. Seb, Bill and Ben are the three musketeers (Segmenting Seb, Building Bill and Blending Ben) who help you pick up a book and a pen! Find out how to pronounce the letter sounds correctly and as pure sounds by clicking here - Pure Phonic Sounds. Finally, meet the characters and have a look at the links below to find out a little more about our phonics scheme.