Rapid Phonics

Rapid Phonics makes catch-up sessions quick, memorable and fun from year 1 to year 6.  Rapid Phonics has been proven to work – even for children who have struggled on other phonics programmes. This unique catch-up programme includes snappy lessons, lively age-appropriate books and fantastic software to build confidence and fluency.  

The clear and structured programme looks in equal measure at teaching children to read, spell and write. It includes a wide variety of practice texts to help children develop their vocabulary and comprehension skills. It uses a handwriting strand and modelled writing to support the writing process.


Rapid Phonics and the Sound Discovery Method:

Rapid Phonics is built on the Sound Discovery method, the brainchild of Dr Marlynne Grant, a renowned educational psychologist whose study, ‘All children can learn to read and spell with Sound Discovery’ has been described as the English Clackmannanshire study, and has been equally influential on educational policy. As a well-established, fully systematic, synthetic phonics programme, Sound Discovery has attracted a large number of firm advocates who have been convinced by the simple effectiveness of the programme — from individual teachers and schools to LAs and other educational bodies. Put thoroughly to the test by Marlynne over an 8-year period with real classes, Sound Discovery has produced some phenomenal results — since replicated by other teachers across the country. Marlynne’s research showed that every single child taught using Sound Discovery achieved reading and writing success, regardless of potential barriers such as gender, summer birthday, social class or having English as an additional language. Indeed, Sound Discovery has proven to be highly effective for Wave 2 and Wave 3 intervention work.