In Phonic Phase 2 we introduce the letters 'a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u' in line with Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds.
The letters are introduced as follows:
Book A1 and B1: 'a, c, h, m, n, o, t'
Book A2 and B2: 'b, i, g, x'
Book A3 and B3: 'd, l, f, r'
Book A4 and B4: 's, e, u, p'
The First Words Series also introduces the letter 'k'.
Tom and Bella Series 1 also introduces the letter 'w'.
There are 22 books for children to practise reading words at this level and learning the letters and sounds in them. Only two names are used, Tom and Bella. The capital letter I is used in books 6, 7, 8 of the First Words Series.
The high-frequency words 'a, on, in, and, the' are used in all three series of books for this phase.
The AB Starter Pack introduces 18 letters from Phonic Phase 2, ('k' is not included) plus 'x'. It consists of books A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B4 and a new book A4 (2012). The high-frequency word 'the' appears in books A4 and B4. There are no capital letters, no verbs and no sentences, only CVC nouns joined by simple adjectives and the words 'a, on, in, and, the'.
The First Words Series introduces all 19 letters and the irregular high-frequency words 'the, I'. 'I' is the only capital letter in the whole series and it is used in books 6, 7 and 8 at the beginning of sentences starting with 'I am .....' and 'I can ....'.
Tom and Bella Series 1 introduces 18 of the letters from Phonic Phase 2, ('k' is not included) plus 'w'. Books 1-4 use phrases made up of CVC nouns connected by 'a, on, in, and, the'. Books 5 and 6 use sentences containing the verbs 'has, is, hits, fills, tips, drip'.
WA01: Letters of the Alphabet Writing Activities has 54 photocopiable activity sheets, 27 of them for the lower case letters of the alphabet, including both versions of 'k', and 27 of them for lower case and upper case letters. Children learn the correct formation of each letter. They can practise writing over dotted letters and in their own handwriting.
WA02: First Words Writing Activities has 47 photocopiable pages of writing activities to accompany the books in the First Words Series. Both versions of the letter 'k,' in the Sassoon Primary Infant Font, are used.
WA04: Activities for the AB Starter Pack has 46 photocopiable pages for children to practise writing letters and simple words. They can write over dotted letters and in their own handwriting. The activities complement the work in the AB Starter Pack.
WA03: Tom and Bella Writing Activities Volume 1 has 36 photocopiable activity sheets, six for each book, so that children can learn to write the small letters of the alphabet by writing over dotted letters. They can also write these letters in simple words in their own handwriting.
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