Monster Phonics

At Flockton First School, we teach phonics from EYFS to Year 2.  This is done through the Synthetic Phonics Programme Monster Phonics.  Alll of our staff and the volunteers that read with the children are trained with using the Monster Phonics materials. 


Why we chose Monster Phonics

As a school we chose Monster Phonics as the programme is fun and engaging and appeals well to our pupils.  They love the little Monsters that help the children to learn their sounds as part of early reading. 

You can see the Monsters by clicking here.  This will take you to the Monster Phonics website.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the monsters. You could do this along with your child. 


When is phonics taught?

Phonics is taught daily throughout EYFS and KS1.  If children need additional phonics sessions these are usually delivered in the same day as the teaching. 


Who is it for?

Monster Phonics is a whole-class Systematic Synthetic Phonics Scheme with Decodable Books for children in Reception and Key Stage 1. It is also used as an intervention in Key Stages 1 and 2.



Monster Phonics teaches children to read by enabling them to identify the individual graphemes (letter combinations) and blend the sounds (phonemes) together to read the word. It is a fun way to teach phonics, since it is multi-sensory. Sounds are categorised into ten colour groups, and each colour has a corresponding monster character. Monster Phonics is a highly advanced multisensory scheme. This creates interest and engagement from the children.


How can I find out more?

You can speak to your child's class teacher at any time.  School will also hold information events within the year. Further information can be found on the Monster Phonics website by clicking here


How can I support my child at home?

With the help of Friends of Flockton, the school have purchased sets of colour coded books which we keep in school.  The book that your child will given to read at home will be a fully decodable book at the level your child is working at in class.  The books should be read by your child with adult support.    Additionally we have Monster Phonics e-books that can be used at home on a electronic devise.