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At Millbrook we use the phonics resource – Letters and Sounds. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read, by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. 


In year 1, we cover phase 5. Which prepares your child for the phonics screening which takes place in June. This year, there will be more emphasis on revising all phases, due to the disruption to your child's education last year. 

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

A handy video to help you pronounce the sounds correctly!

Teach Your Monster to Read


To help your child with their phonics we have signed everyone up to Teach Your Monster to Read.

It is a fun and stimulating game which will help your child practise their phonics at home. It is free to use via the web link, or alternatively you can choose to download the app to any phone or tablet via their stores for a small charge.


To access the game:


  1. Visit this link or download the app.

  2. Fill in your username, which will be your first name (e.g. SamB).

  3. If using the app:

    1. Leave the password blank (if using the app)

    2. Fill in star code, which is 6349374

  4. And you are ready to go.