Reading Planet Rocket Phonics is officially a DfE validated SSP programme!
Start the reading journey with beautiful wordless and first-words books for Lilac and Lilac+
Develop early vocabulary and communication skills through paired wordless books that encourage children to retell stories in their own words
Explore the concept of segmenting and blending in Lift-off First Words, starting children on their phonics journey
Teach children to handle and navigate a book as they explore modern stories in familiar settings, traditional tales and photographic non-fiction
Fully explore the aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase One using paired fiction and non-fiction books linked to topics such as 'food', 'outdoors' and 'on the move'
Develop children's sensitivity to speech rhythm through fun activities that will prepare them for becoming effective readers
12 paired wordless fiction and non-fiction books for Lilac band to help you explore aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase 1. Books include Making Music, In my Den and Obi's Party.
Topics covered: Outdoors, Music Club, At the Party, In the Cafe, On the Move, In the Playground
Teaching notes for every book available in print Teacher's Guides and as downloadable PDFs on the Online Library.
Colourful A3 posters to help you introduce each aspect focus
Every book is available as an interactive eBook with audio and self-marking quizzes via an annual KS1 Online Library subscription
12 paired first words fiction and non-fiction books for Lilac Plus band to help you explore aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase 1. Books include The City Farm, The Gingerbread Man and Tom Thumb.
Topics covered: Outdoors, Music Club, At the Party, Food, On the Move, In the Playground
Every Lift-off book is available as an interactive eBook as part of the Online Library subscription.
Each Lift-off and Lift-off First Words book has accompanying audio including songs, and rhymes.
The books are of extremely high quality, beautifully illustrated and really match age-related reading expectations.
It is really key for me to embed the right reading etiquette to set children up for the rest of the school year. Reading Planet is a fantastic route to ensuring this happens.
We love the wordless books and the Lift Off First Words books which are a great bridge to the Rocket Phonics
Our Reception teacher is very enthusiastic about the wordless books and the first sentence books, and she has had a positive reaction from volunteer parents, too. She uses the support pages of key words and the children discuss the words, which she feels helps with their vocabulary development.
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Gill Budgell is an education consultant publisher, trainer and author in English, language and literacy with special interest and expertise in early years, early language development, phonics, handwriting and bilingualism. Gill’s breadth of experience over three decades in education as teacher, adviser, publisher, researcher and author both in the UK and internationally, ensures that resources are world class, accessible and inclusive. Gill creates creative resources that engage children and teachers, and positively impact outcomes for all. Follow Gill on Twitter @gillbudgell.