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Bolsover Infant & Nursery School


As a school we use a 'mixed bag' approach to phonics, taken the best bits of different schemes, theories and research. We have a very structured plan in school to progress children through a range of stages, this ensures children become competent readers and writers.




As part of this 'mixed bag' approach we use the colour codes monsters from the 'Monster Phonics' scheme to help children engage and remember different phoneme (sounds) etc. This video may help explain this: 


Meet some of the Monsters...


Monsters Taken from: https://monsterphonics.com/




Help at home...

 Below are links to some of the monsters and some of the sounds you child might learn. Click on the link to watch the videos.

Click on Black Cat for Early Years:

This section cover all the basic letter sounds in phase 2 and 3 


Click on all the monsters for Key Stage 1:

This section cover all of the more complex vowel sounds needed in key stage 1


 Other phonic websites and apps...

Click here to see school resources on English, reading and writing: