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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

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Minor Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jopokego ,

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.

M McDaniell ,

Initial Code Sounds Write

I think this is an excellent support tool in helping teach children to read and write.

ViCKeY36 ,

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!!!


Sounds-Write Ltd
88.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock All Content $7.99
  2. Unlock Package 1 $5.99
  3. Unlock Package 2 $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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