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Unlock the Power of Fast Phonics: A Comprehensive Systematic Synthetic Phonics Resource for Teachers

Systematic synthetic phonics program for schools

We know that back to school time can be intense. Between organising lesson plans and sorting out your classroom, time can really slip away. 

With Fast Phonics, you’ll be able to get all your reading resources and lessons organised in a heartbeat. 

Packed with hundreds of teaching resources and phonics activities, Fast Phonics (part of the Reading Eggs full suite) helps you save time, organise lesson plans, and most importantly, support your in-class teaching aligned to the systematic synthetic phonics approach

It makes teaching systematic synthetic phonics fuss-free and easy, allowing you to search for lessons by phonics phases, focus sounds and words read, so you can quickly find the exact phonics lesson to suit your class.

Read on to discover all the super useful resources in Fast Phonics! 

Table of contents: 

  • What students get in Fast Phonics 

  • What students learn in Fast Phonics 

  • What teachers get in Fast Phonics 

  • The complete systematic synthetic phonics resource for schools   

Now, let's dive in to see what students get in a Fast Phonics subscription.  

What students get in Fast Phonics 

Designed for beginning readers in Reception through Year 2, Fast Phonics not only makes a great learning resource for beginning readers, it also supports students with learning gaps in their phonics knowledge. 

Fast Phonics Lesson - Peak 5

Immersed in a snow-capped Yeti world, students embark on a sequenced learning map and work their way through 20 fun-filled levels known as Peaks.

Each Peak covers a specific set of letters and sounds that are aligned to the Letters and Sounds phases, consisting of 24 different parts. Each part is sequential, building on what is learned previously.  

Students get to read up to four decodable phonics books in each Peak, allowing them to apply the skills learned. Quizzes are also included at the end of all Peaks, to assess their understanding and comprehension, before they move on the next level.  

What students learn in Fast Phonics 

  • Grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPCs) 

  • Segmenting and blending 

  • Synthesising 

  • Decoding and comprehension 

  • Automaticity 

  • Fluency 

  • Tricky words 

  • Pseudo-words 

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What teachers get in Fast Phonics 

If your school has an explicit phonics focus, Fast Phonics has everything you need to teach phonics systematically. Each Peak comes with an extensive range of teacher resources. 

  1. A step-by-step detailed weekly planner 

  2. Teaching slide decks 

  3. Reporting data to track progress easily 

  4. Phonics Flashcards and Sound Mats  

  5. Handwriting sheets and phonics worksheets 

  6. Printable decodable phonics readers 

  7. Extra notes and guidance (Quick Links) 

  8. Training videos on how to teach phonics systematically 

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what you can find in each teacher resource.   

1. A step-by-step detailed weekly planner 

Fast Phonics step-by-step detailed weekly planner

The weekly planner is your go-to lesson plan for teaching systematic synthetic phonics. It does all the planning for you, so you can have more time for other important tasks. 

Learning objectives are set out in each weekly planner, so you know exactly what sounds and letters to teach. You can also find a list of high-frequency and new decodable words covered in that week. 

You get a total of 41 weeks’ worth of detailed lessons from R to Year 2 level. All lesson planners are sequential and divided into days of the week and grouped into four key areas with detailed instructions: Review, Teach, Practice and Apply. 

Phonics activities are included in each of these areas, so you have a clear idea of what to do next.

2. Teaching slide decks 

Phonics presentation slide decks for teachers

Each deck corresponds to what is taught in Fast Phonics Peaks, to reinforce your students' learning and complement your in-class phonics instruction. 

Whether you choose to present them on your interactive whiteboard or print them as teaching cards, these decks are a great reminder to help students recall and consolidate new words learned. 

3. Reporting data to track progress easily 

Fast Phonics Reporting dashboard in the Teacher Console

Fast Phonics' reporting feature makes it easy to review lessons. Once students have completed an activity or Peak, it shows you a snapshot of the date it was done, the phonemes learned and their progress. The report also allows you to quickly identify any learning gaps or strengths, and plan for your next activities according to their needs. 

4. Phonics flashcards and sound mats 

Phonics flashcards and sound mats

Hang these beautifully illustrated sound mats on your classroom wall as a reminder for students. Or use the flashcards when it’s time to teach some tricky words (there’s even a script to help you out when using the flashcards). All flashcards and sound mats also correspond to the letters and sounds taught in each Fast Phonics Peak, making it seamless and easy. 

5. Handwriting and phonics worksheets 

Phonics and handwriting worksheets in Fast Phonics

Prime your students’ fingers for some fine motor skills work. Print out our handwriting and phonics worksheets to let them practise their writing skills. 

6. Printable phonics decodable readers  

printable phonics decodable readers

To inspire and nurture a love of reading, there are at least two to four printable decodable readers/books at the end of every weekly teaching guide. These books also match the words taught in each corresponding Fast Phonics Peak. 

Wait, there's more! You also get 90 additional phonics decodable readers in the Fast Phonics section of The Library to choose from.  

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7. Extra notes and guidance (Quick Links) 

The Quick Links section in Fast Phonics provides extra notes and guidance to help you plan the sequence of learning. You can get access to all the documents below. 

Supplementary Guides in Quick Links 

What it includes 

Grapheme Phoneme Correspondence (GPC) Sequence  

This guide shows you how to cover the different sounds and letters – from the easiest and most common letters to the most difficult ones. 

Supporting students who need extra help  

Extra notes to help you navigate which parts in Fast Phonics can be used to support students who are having trouble decoding phonics. 

A Fast Phonics components overview  

A breakdown of the parts, activities and skills, with an overview of the focus, phase, sound and strategy videos, plus high-frequency words, tricky words and decodable words taught in each Peak. 

Fast Phonics week by week teaching overview  

Designed to help you record and track what is taught each week. 

Fast Phonics supplementary online library books  

A list of all additional decodable books in the Fast Phonics Library, aligned to the different letters and sounds. 

8. Training videos on how to teach phonics systematically  

how to teach phonics - Fast Phonics training videos

You can also find quick short videos showing you how to teach phonics in a sequential manner, and how Fast Phonics supports your classroom phonics instruction. Topics range from segmenting sounds to assessment tools and more. 

The complete systematic synthetic phonics resource for schools 

With this extensive variety of classroom resources at your fingertips, say goodbye to hours of research and lesson planning. Remember, each Fast Phonics Peak comes with: 

  1. A sequenced weekly planner (part of the Weekly Teaching Guides) 

  2. Teaching slide deck 

  3. Actionable reporting data to track progress and identify learning gaps 

  4. Phonics flashcards and sound mats 

  5. Handwriting and phonics worksheets 

  6. Printable decodable readers 

  7. Extra guides (Quick Links)

  8. Training videos  

What’s next?  

Once your students have completed all the Peaks in Fast Phonics, they can progress to Reading Eggspress (also part of Reading Eggs).

Reading Eggspress helps students cultivate a love of reading through an ever-growing digital library of over 3,500 books and highly engaging spelling and comprehension lessons. 

Try Fast Phonics today!

A Fast Phonics school trial comes with an abundance of teaching resources, plus over 400 engaging and rewarding phonics lessons for beginning readers.

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