The official app for the Sounds-Write Initial Code phonics programme, for learning to read and spell in English.
******* IPAD ONLY ******* This app is currently unavailable on the iPhone because of the writing element of the app.
For young children to become fluent readers and spellers they need to rehearse and consolidate what they are learning. It is this, repeated over and over again, that enables their access to alphabetic code knowledge and skills to become totally automatic and internalised processes.
This app offers a variety of activities to develop the skills of blending and segmenting, sound spelling correspondence, word reading and writing and some sentences reading and writing.
The app has been designed to introduce all the sound-spelling correspondences your child(ren) needs to learn to put them well on the way to learning to read and write.
Each unit will be locked until the child has completed enough of the current unit to be able to progress.
For more information on the Sounds-Write programme please visit www.sounds-write.co.uk
Updates to bring the app in line with the latest iOS software & devices
Ratings and Reviews
Good educationally sound app but ...
I find the voiceover has a speech impediment. ‘R’ is not properly pronounced. The app shuts down for no apparent reason and no amount of re-opening helps. There are at least two spelling errors in the sentences section. Eg ‘of’ for ‘off’. Finally, it is not complete. Where are the rest of the Unit 13 consonant digraph? Eg. ‘wh’, and ‘qu’ etc?
Still, it is very helpful for early readers starting out.
I purchased this to support some children in my classroom. I love all the elements if it. I suggest reading over all the instructions carefully as it has some great tips and explanations. I also like how up to 5 children can have a profile and these can have adjusted starting levels.
Even though a child may know many of the initial code by sight, if they cannot independently and correctly form the letter, starting at the beginning is something to consider.
The only thing I have noticed is that the pronunciation of the sound for “m” and “n” are so similar that I could hardly hear a difference. I like the UK accent as it is close enough to the Australian one for children to understand it.
App was good at first
Then it kept glitching.... Plus you have the pay after you've completed the 3rd Unit.... Dont waste your time!!!
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- Sounds-Write Ltd
- 87.3 MB
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0 to 5
- © Sounds-Write Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock All Content $7.99
- Unlock Package 1 $5.99
- Unlock Package 2 $5.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.