What do the teachers and teaching assistants who have attended our courses recently think about the course?

"An outstanding course! Although I have completed a PGSE I actually feel very very confident that I can now teach children to read. This confidence was lacking before I did the SW course because I had not been taught how to teach someone to read. Training delivery was superb with clear explanations and great modelling. The chance to practise teaching all of the lessons helped to consolidate the prior learning. Thank you."

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Initial Code First Steps Collection

This series of 8-page books are £2.50 each, £30 for the set of twelve.

The First Steps collection is also available as free e-books. To download them, please click here

These books will enable children to take their first steps into reading and have success. The simple, decodable texts enable them to practise the skills and code knowledge they are learning. Children will enjoy these quirky stories about children and their unusual pets. The books are matched to the Sounds-Write units in the Initial Code.

The titles and units are as follows:

IC4 Viv’s pig and hen – d, e, f, v
IC5 Ken’s pet bug – k, l, r, u
IC6 Jed’s pet rat – j, w, z
IC7 Jess’s pet fox – x, y, ff, ll, ss
IC8 Alf’s pet bat – vcc, cvcc
IC9 Fran’s pet crab – ccvc
IC10 Sam’s pet skunk – ccvcc, cvccc, cccvc
IC11 Josh’s pet fish 
IC11 Kim’s pet chimp 
IC11 Meg’s pet moth 
IC11 Tim’s pet chick 
IC11 Sal’s pet squid 


What is Sounds-Write


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