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We are pleased to bring you a targeted collection of resources to support the teaching of early literacy. These include alphabet and handwriting products as well as a wide range of synthetic phonic and high frequency word products to support the teaching of Letters and Sounds. We are also delighted to introduce the first in a new range of illustrated resources.

    • Includes all 49 sounds of the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Colour coded  in accordance with the ‘Letters & Sounds’ publication
    • Ideal for individual, group & whole class activities
    • CHILD'S PHONIC CARDS (height: 4cm)
    • Write-on, wipe-off phoneme frames for use with dry wipe pens
    • Also compatible with our range of phonic cards for word building activities
    • 4 section version also available (LS24)
    • 5 section version also available (LS25)
    • 6 section version also available (LS26)
    • Extension pack containing all 18 new graphemes for reading including split digraphs
    • Child’s (height 4cm)  
    • Write-on, wipe-off phoneme frames for use with dry wipe pens
    • Also compatible with our range of phonic cards for word building activities
    • 3 section version also available (LS23)
    • 5 section version also available (LS25)
    • 6 section version also available (LS26)
    • Rigid and sturdy.
    • Double-sided, plain on reverse.
    • Features alphabet & three sets of handwriting guidelines.
    • NLS approved 'Sassoon Primary' font.
    • Free pen & bag included with each board.
  • Enables children to communicate their level of understanding or confidence directly and confidentially to the teacher  i.e. upon request, the teacher  will know how many children fully understand ( Green), partly understand (Yellow), or do not understand (red), a particular topic.Fan length 13cm.
    • Write-on, wipe-off phoneme frames for use with dry wipe pens
    • Also compatible with our range of phonic cards for word building activities
    • 3 section version also available (LS23)
    • 4 section version also available (LS24)
    • 6 section version also available (LS26)
    • NLS approved font showing the starting point and direction for the correct formation of  each letter
    • Double-sided (plain on reverse)
    • All phase 2, 3, 4, &  5 words in alphabetical order, for children to use as a first dictionary
    • Useful to support children with spelling of common words
    • 25 words on each petal, 4 petals per fan
    • NLS approved typeface (colour coded to match NLS letter and sounds programme)
    • 3cm x 16.5cm
    • Extension pack containing all 18 new graphemes for reading including split digraphs
    • Teacher’s (height 8cm)
  • BLANK FAN

    £0.70 (+VAT)
    • Ideal for making your own design using dry-wipe/permanent markers and stickers
    • 10 petals per fan
    • Petal length 12.5cm
    • Includes all 49 sounds of the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Colour coded  in accordance with the ‘Letters & Sounds’ publication
    • Ideal for individual, group & whole class activities
    • TEACHER'S PHONIC CARDS (height: 8cm)
    • The 'Next 200 Words' in alphabetical order for children to use as a first dictionary.
    • Useful to support children with spelling of common words.
    • 25 words on each petal, 8 petals per fan.
    • Fan length 24 cm.
    • 30 laminated cards
    • a to z on front, blank on reverse
    • Set includes punctuation cards (. , ? !)
    • Each card is 6.5cm x 5cm
    • Also available in a large size (AL01)
  • ALPHABET COUNTERS

    £2.25 (+VAT)
    • Set of 26 rigid lower case alphabet counters.
    • Approved 'Sassoon' font.
    • Vowels in red, consonants in yellow.
    • 26mm diameter.

    • A brightly coloured fan featuring common writing checks.
    • Each petal has one written reminder, accompanied by a simple image to support early readers.
    • A useful tool to encourage children to check their own writing before showing it to the teacher.
    • 16.5 x 3 cm   LS27     £1.20
    • Each set includes all 100 high frequency words of the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • Colour coded into four phases of difficulty in accordance with the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • ‘Tricky’ words (non-decodeable) are identified with a paler background within each phase
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Ideal for individual, group & whole class activities
    • CHILD’S SET:  height 4cm
    • 26 laminated, dry-wipe cards with letter a-z on front, picture on reverse
    • Front of each card shows the starting point and direction for the correct formation of each letter
    • This product is in ‘Infant Print’ but a ‘Cursive’ version is also available (AL16).
    • Reverse side shows a corresponding image relating to the initial sound of each letter, beautifully drawn by children’s illustrator Ann Scott.
    • Also available in a larger size (AL12) 
    • Each card 6.5cm x 5 cm
    • Invaluable for supporting children with alphabetical order, letter recognition and letter formation
    • Write-on, wipe-off surface
    • Also available in two larger sizes (AL06 & AL07)
    • Size: 30cm x 5cm
    • Set of 4 different bookmarks for children to collect as they move through phase 2, 3, 4 & 5
    • An ideal reminder of target words that children/teachers/parents can refer to when reading
    • Colour coded into four phases of difficulty in accordance with the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • ‘Tricky’ words (non-decodeable) are identified with a paler background within each phase
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Each bookmark 3 x 16.5cm
    • Write-on, wipe-off phoneme frames for use with dry wipe pens
    • Also compatible with our range of phonic cards for word building activities
    • 3 section version also available (LS23)
    • 4 section version also available (LS24)
    • 5 section version also available (LS25)
    • Each set includes all 100 high frequency words of the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • Colour coded into four phases of difficulty in accordance with the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • ‘Tricky’ words (non-decodeable) are identified with a paler background within each phase
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Ideal for individual, group & whole class activities
    • TEACHER’S SET: height 8cm
    • Extension pack containing 4 different fans to support the later stages of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ Programme
    • Introduces new graphemes for reading including split digraphs
    • Fan length 13cm approx
    • Write-on, wipe-off flipstand for use in a variety of curriculum areas but especially useful in numeracy for work on number order, sequences and patterns.
    • For maximum versatility both the easel and the flip covers have a dry wipe surface
    • 10 flip version also available (FS01)
    • Folds flat for easy storage.
    • Length 42cm, height 9cm.
    • The 'Next 200 Words' listed in alphabetical order.
    • Ideal to support children with reading and spelling common words.
    • Also available as a poster for classroom display (LS18).
    • Features write-on, wipe-off surface for use with whiteboard pens.
    • Size: 24cm x 18cm.
    • FIRST 45 WORDS POSTER AND CHART
    • The original first 45 words displayed alphabetically.
    • Available as a poster for classroom display or as a chart for individual children to use.
    • CHART (14 x 9 cm)

  • The EYE LEVEL READING RULER is a coloured overlay filter and text highlighter and is particularly useful for reducing glare, improving focus and assisting tracking

    • Fully transparent, uncluttered Reading Window
    • Tracking line at 1cm for underlining
    • Matt finish on one side
    • Ideal for figures, diagrams, and more advanced readers.
    • PACK OF 10, each in a different colour
    • Size 20.5 x 7.5 cm approx
    • 3 x Phase 2 fans introduce the first 23 sounds of the NLS ‘Letters & Sounds’ programme
    • 3 x Phase 3 fans introduce the next 26 sounds, including consonant diagraphs, and 2 & 3 letter graphemes
    • NLS approved typeface
    • Colour coded  in accordance with the ‘Letters & Sounds’ publication
    • Ideal for individual, group & whole class activities
    • Pack contains 6 different fans
    • Fan length 13cm approx
    • 4 complete sets of lower case magnetic letters
    • Made from tough, pliable ‘Foamex’ in 4 separate colours
    • Capital Letters also available (MG05)
  • ALPHABET FAN

    £1.60 (+VAT)

    26 single-sided petals

    • A handy write-on, wipe-off chart for practising spellings at home and at school.
    • Makes use of the very widely used “Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check” approach which encourages spelling patterns and words to be observed, visualised, and memorised.
    • The folding cover also contains prompts to remind children of the process.
    • 24.5 x 19cm
  • These kits have been created to support the NLS Letters and Sounds Synthetic Phonics Programme, but can be used as a supplementary resource to support many other synthetic phonics schemes.

    The Group kit contains enough equipment for groups of 6 children, whereas the Class kit provides enough for 30 children. Additional items and replacements are available to order individually.

    Each kit contains:

    LSWB/6

    LSWB/30

    Teacher’s Phase 2 & 3 Phonic Cards (LS02)

    1

    1

    Child’s Phase 2 & 3 Phonic Cards (LS03)

    6

    30

    Teacher’s Phase 5 Phonic Cards (LS13)

    1

    1

    Child’s Phase 5 Phonic Cards (LS14)

    6

    30

    Card Stands (CS01)

    6

    30

    Gratnells storage tray & lid

    1

    1

    • The 'First 100' high frequency words displayed by phase.
    • Covers Phases 2 to 5 of the NLS Letter and Sounds document.
    • Each phase is colour coded with the 'tricky' words identified by a paler background.
    • Words are listed alphabetically within each phase.
    • Can easily be cut into strips so that each phase can be introduced at the appropriate time.
    • Smaller version also available for individual child use or group work.
    • Size: 50cm x 70cm.
    • All Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 words listed in alphabetical order
    • Ideal to support children with reading and spelling common words
    • Colour coded by phase (NLS ‘Letter and Sounds’)
    • Available as a poster for classroom display or as a chart for individual child use or group work.
    • Child’s Chart (24cm x 17cm)
    • 26 laminated, dry-wipe cards with letter a-z on front, picture on reverse.
    • Front of each card shows the starting point and direction for the correct formation of each letter, as well as entry and exit strokes.
    • This product is in ‘Cursive' but an ‘Infant Print’ version is also available (AL13).
    • Reverse side shows a corresponding image relating to the initial sound of each letter, beautifully drawn by children’s illustrator Ann Scott.
    • Write-on, wipe-off surface for use with whiteboard pens.
    • Also available in a larger size (AL15).
    • Each card 6.5 x 5cm.
    • Double-sided cards for use with dry wipe pens
    • Can also be used with permanent markers (non-erasable)
    • Ideal to use in conjunction with our printed card sets for sentence making and word building
    • 45 cards, height: 3cm
    • Set of 26 double-sided beanbags
    • One side shows a picture with the corresponding initial sound on the reverse
    • Supplied in a drawstring storage bag
    • Each beanbag is approx 6cm square
    • A beautifully illustrated chart featuring images drawn by children’s illustrator Ann Scott.
    • Sassoon font is used to clearly display both the lower-case and upper-case letters.
    • Available as a poster for classroom display (50 x 70 cm) or as a chart for individual child use or group work (30 x 21 cm)
    • Reverse side of child’s chart also displays the images in random order for use as an I-Spy board. (Ideal used with our alphabet counters AL18)
    • Two different pack of 26 wooden letters
    • Ideal for use as templates
    • Height 8.5cm approx
    • Invaluable for supporting children with alphabetical order, letter recognition and letter formation
    • Write-on, wipe-off surface
    • Also available in a smaller size (AL08 and AL11) and a larger size (AL06)
    • Size: 70cm x 11cm
    • 30 laminated cards
    • a to z on front, blank on reverse
    • Set includes punctuation cards (. , ? !)
    • Each card is 6.5cm x 5cm
    • Also available in a large size (AL01)
    • These kits have been created to support the NLS Letters and Sounds Programme, but can be used as a supplementary resource to support many other synthetic phonics & early reading schemes.
    • The Group kit contains enough equipment for groups of 6 children, whereas the Class kit provides enough for 30 children. Additional items and replacements are available to order individually.

    Each kit contains:

    LSSB/6

    LSSB/30

    Teacher’s Phase 2,3,4 & 5 High Frequency Word Cards (LS04)

    1

    1

    Child’s Phase 2,3,4 & 5 High Frequency Word Cards (LS05)

    6

    30

    Card Stands (CS01)

    6

    30

    Gratnells storage tray & lid

    1

    1

    • Large alphabet wall diplay (2 metres long, supplied in three sections).
    • Invaluable for supporting children with alphabetical order, letter recognition and letter formation.
    • Write-on, wipe-off surface.
    • Also available in a smaller size (AL11) and an intermediate size (AL07).
    • Size: 200 x 12.5cm.
    • 26 double-sided, laminated cards
    • a to z on one side, A to Z on reverse
    • Ideal for 'washing line' display
    • Supplied in a protective storage box
    • Each card is 17cm x 12cm
    • Also available in child size (AL02 & AL03)

    • The first 100 high frequency words displayed by phase.
    • Covers Phases 2 to 5 of the NLS Letter and Sounds document
    • Each phase is colour coded with the 'tricky' words identified by a paler background.
    • Words are listed alphabetically within each phase.
    • Can easily be cut into strips so that each phase can be introduced at the appropriate time.
    • Available as a poster for classroom display or as a chart for individual child use or group work.
    • Child’s Chart  (24cm x 17cm)
    • Two different pack of 26 wooden letters
    • Ideal for use as templates
    • Height 8.5cm approx
    • These kits have been created to support the NLS Letters and Sounds Programme, but can be used as a supplementary resource to support many other synthetic phonics & early reading schemes.
    • The Group kit contains enough equipment for groups of 6 children, whereas the Class kit provides enough for 30 children. Additional items and replacements are available to order individually.

    Each kit contains:

    LSSB/6

    LSSB/30

    Teacher’s Phase 2,3,4 & 5 High Frequency Word Cards (LS04)

    1

    1

    Child’s Phase 2,3,4 & 5 High Frequency Word Cards (LS05)

    6

    30

    Card Stands (CS01)

    6

    30

    Gratnells storage tray & lid

    1

    1

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