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
Minor Bug Fixes
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.
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!!!
Paid version worth the $7.99
This is a review of the paid version of this app. Sounds-Write is a synthetic phonics curriculum used in classrooms in the UK and I reckon it is one of the best available. I downloaded this free version that only has three units then paid for the rest of the units ($7.99). Love the structure of this phonics program, using it with my son who is halfway through Grade One, struggling to read, so we have started again at the beginning. This app is very high quality, based on sound principles, letting the child learn one thing at a time. Really want Sounds-Write to create an app for extended code, and a moveable alphabet.
- Sounds-Write Ltd
- 88.5 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 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.