UK SSP Speech to Print Programme - Braintree Forest Phonics!

I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project for Schools 
Thinking Differently about Letters and Sounds

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Although only a part of the 'learning to read and spell' process, recognising and blending the commonly used phoneme to grapheme correspondences (known as GPCs in the UK - Grapheme to Phoneme Correspondences) and tested in the Phonics Screener Check (PSC) and also reading and spelling the 300+ High Frequency Words (HFWs) that makeup around 65% of the texts children in KS1 will need to read and write, the ICRWY 30 minute daily routine ensures that MORE children learn these more QUICKLY - and have FUN doing so!  

By following the 30 minute routine the children will be able to:  

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Recognise and form numbers 1 - 10
Recognise and form all commonly used GPCs (as tested in the PSC)
Segment and Blend words using these GPCs for READING of Code Level (Decodable)  Readers 
SPELL words using these GPCs  

Recognise and spell at least the 300 high frequency words known to be used so often when reading and writing in English*

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*Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Words are the most commonly used words used in English and are ranked in order of frequency.

In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch's sight word lists and research and published a "Fry 1000 Instant Words." In his research, Dr. Fry claims that 25 words make up approximately 1/3, 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 and 00 words make up approximately 65% of all written material. Although it is essential that children can read these words without conscious thought (authentic 'aight words' reading - Ehri 1992) there are lost opportunities to understand English orthography if the words are not segmented so that children can also spell them correctly when writing. 


Speedy Paired Code Mapping (SSP Decoding & Encoding activity)
5 minutes


HFW lesson - Watch and Write - 2 minutes
Coding Poster Video Lesson
5 - 7 minutes
4 Code Level Stations


A3 Coding Poster
90 seconds per activity
6 Activities
* Code Level Grapheme recognition
*Code Level Grapheme formation
* Code Level Words
*GPC chants
*HFW recognition
*Reading Code Level Sentences



Embracing Neurodiversity

Pen shown for left and right handers.

Background colours etc selected to be likely easier on the eye for certain neurodivergent learners, as well as instruction format (short, consistent, predictable, repetitive, multisensory)

Use with poster at first so they practice with the letters and words, and trace over - then move to paper books and pencils when ready (and by then they know what is coming next)

Break it up - 10 minutes each day - eg (a - h) one day, (i - r) the next etc.
Concepts are made clear for neurodiverse learners - the letters have names, and can represent speech sounds on paper (but this depends on the word) Letters are used in words - not isolated.

Phonemic awareness is developed.

The children start Phase 2 activities in around week 4 of Reception. 
Week 1 is spent on Phase 1, figuring out which children are at risk of difficulties (neurodivergent learners, those with speech and language difficulties, those who speak little English ...) and they transition to the mapping of phonemes to graphemes around the end of the first week.
In week 1 the children start forming numbers 1 - 10 and lower case letters. They explore the speech sounds in their names and see the mapped graphemes, regardless of whether they are 'commonly used' GPS.   

Phase 1 is vital for early assessment of phonemic awareness deficits; an early 'alert' for signs of developmental dyslexia

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sharing her 'Duck Hands, Lines and Numbers!'


Only the 30 minute 'constrained skills' session has been shown here! Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach teachers also use the other SSP activities to teach spelling, vocab, fluency, comprehension etc. These are shown in the training sessions in the app.

Parents can better support teachers by using the ICRWY apps! 

The Foundation of Phonics Knowledge - ICRWY
ICRWY - Teaching Kit - Code in a Box

Pay for the School Version
and THEN 
download the app.
Your account login is the app login


Please get the SSP Spelling Piano app for tablets (and recommend it to parents) as all GPCs are included.  


What you need in your class Code in a Box depends on the needs of your students.  
Reception and Year 1 will likely need the resources for the 30-minute phonic routine:

1 x Monster Mapping Kit Handbook
1 x A3 Coding Poster per student
1 x A5 Spelling Cloud Pack for Walls
1 x Speedy Sight Word Handbook
5 Spelling Cloud Keyrings
5 Spelling Cloud mats
Code Level Readers

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Training included in the app - run the sessions in your own time!

ICRWY - Braintree Forest Learning - I Can Read Without You