About Pip's Phonics

Pip’s Phonics is based on Synthetic Phonics which is used in English speaking countries to teach children the basic skills of reading and writing. It is a process of teaching children the relationship between letters (graphemes) and sounds (phonemes) for reading, spelling and handwriting. The word synthetic relates to the process of identifying, sounding out and then synthesising or blending the sounds in a word from left to right in order to read it. This enables learners to decode from print to speech.

Why choose Pip’s Phonics?

Pip’s Phonics adapts to every teaching and learning style; the lessons can be tailored to meet every class’ needs.
Pip’s Phonics offers clear and direct support for teachers with step-by-step, weekly lesson plans, pronunciation tips, letter formation guidance as well as lots of activity ideas.
Pip’s Phonics reinforces letter sounds that Spanish speakers may find tricky.
Pip’s Phonics provides a full suite of resources to enable the teacher to bring phonics alive in the classroom.

Pip’s Phonics Teaching Resources

Teacher’s Resource Book

The Pip’s Phonics Teacher’s Resource Book contains comprehensive step-by-step teaching notes for each sound to cover up to five sessions as well as notes for the consolidation sections of the Student’s Book.
This useful Resource Book also has many practical sections to help the teacher as well as a wealth of photocopiable material to extend classroom teaching.

i-flashcards

The flashcards are available on the Pip’s Phonics i-book and can be projected or printed out. They are divided into four different types:

  • Jingle flashcards are ideal when listening to the jingle or as a quick visual reminder of the letter and sound.
  • Sound flashcards are used for learning and reviewing the letters and sounds and help to fix the sound in the children’s mind.
  • Picture flashcards help reinforce the sound as well as some of the vocabulary.
  • Decodable word cards are a collection of CVC (consonant – vowel – consonant) words which children will be able to read after learning the corresponding sounds.

Jingles

The jingles are catchy little songs to help reinforce the sounds. Each one has been recorded in a variety of ways: as a chant, spoken, at natural speed and also fast in order to suit all learning needs.

Pip’s Phonics i-book

An exciting classroom tool which integrates all the Pip’s Phonics teaching and learning materials into one single format to make lesson planning easy. This fully interactive resource provides the teacher with alternative and innovative ways to approach the course content. Use it on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to really bring learning alive in the classroom!

The Pip’s Phonics i-book contains the Student’s Book, the Teacher’s Resource Book, interactive flashcards and pop-outs as well as the Readers. Audio material and teacher’s notes are available at the click of a button. Quick links to video material which clearly illustrate how to pronounce each sound, together with the animated grapheme guides to show letter formation are the perfect visual aid to support your Phonics teaching.

Pip’s Phonics Learning Resources

Student’s pack

  • Student’s Book
    Up to 15 single sounds are introduced per level, each one with two pages of clear, systematic activities. The children are introduced to each sound which they then practise hearing, saying, seeing and writing. After every three sounds there is a consolidation section to review what has been learned.
  • Stickers
    Every new sound uses fun stickers to support the learning as well as helping to practise new vocabulary.
  • Pop-outs
    These pre-punched cards help to consolidate the learning in a fun, hands-on way. Children can use their creativity while at the same time reinforcing their memorisation of the sounds.
  • Readers
    Each level of Pip’s Phonics is accompanied by a set of Readers written by the course author to ensure the correct progression to independent reading. The language has been chosen so that children whose first language is not English can understand them.