Songbirds Phonics Pack: Stage 1+

The UK’s most successful reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree, teams up with star author Julia Donaldson in this brilliant phonics series, full of wonderful stories which practise the basic sounds that make up words. Songbirds builds on children’s phonic knowledge by letting them segment, blend and match common letter sounds and letter blends in brilliant stories written with the author’s hallmark energy and wit. All the stories support the school curriculum for literacy, providing fully decodeable texts that build on children’s phonic knowledge as they work through a total of 36 books spread over six stages.

This set of six Stage One books is intended for children just starting out with phonics. It matches a sound to one letter, and teaches the short vowel sounds and all consonants except x and q. It also includes comprehensive teachers’ notes.

“A pedigree scheme worth every penny for helping children get to grips with words, sounds and spelling patterns… Julia Donaldson has described Songbirds as her ‘proudest achievement’ and it is easy to see why.” John Dabell, Teach Primary

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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