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*No.4 UK Educational App* Highest Rank

Top 10 app in over 30 countries worldwide

'Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Blends and Spellings' - The Youtube sensation Mr Thorne Does Phonics presents - a comprehensive collection of over 70 literacy videos for children, parents, teachers, student teachers and anyone learning to read English, using the synthetic phonics approach to learning to read.

As seen on BBC News Channel, The London Evening Standard, The TES and over 5 million users on Youtube.

BEFORE YOU BUY: Visit http://www.youtube.com/breakthruchris to see exactly what to expect from the app. Please know that when purchasing this app you are buying a complete set of medium resolution teaching videos to teach and engage young readers.

This app has been specifically designed for iPads.

All the videos are part of this app, so no internet connection is required - making it perfect for in the classroom! To fit the large number of videos onto the app, the visual quality of the video has been reduced to make the MB size as low as possible.

Please note: This app requires iOS 4.2 or later.

TROUBLESHOOTING: A number of users have experienced no sound when initially playing the app content. Please check that you have switched the mute button off at the side of your hand set. Also check that the mute button is setup to be a sound selector rather than a orientation selector. Finally ensure that the volume slider on the video screen is zipped up to full volume. Everybody who has experienced sound issues has had success when following these instructions.

http://www.youtube.com/breakthruchris on Youtube
@MrThorne on Twitter

What’s New

Version 3.0

New artwork and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
WaveRider560 ,

Love the app, not sure about the hair clip....!

My 5 year old chose this app himself as a treat for getting in the rainbow at school (for writing a nice story!) and both he and my 3 year old love it! Once we'd sorted out the sound issue with mr thornes help (due to my own technical inadequacies, not those of the app I might add!) the boys were instantly quiet, paid attention and copied Mr Thorne, right down to mannerisms and actions! eldest enjoying challenge of reading for himself, 3 year old looking at word shape and copying so both are learning, but having fun at same time. Regional accents are catered for too!
Only slightly put off myself by Mr Thornes kirby grip in some clips, but the boys didn't seem to notice!
Very good - recommended xx

Cherrylkd ,

Mr Thorne Does Phonics

This is a truly amazing teaching app. I love it. It engages young children in daily phonics in a fun way. Children can be left to work independently or in groups. This app is also superb for children and young people with special needs. It is easily accessible on the iPad and allows for independent learning.

WhyIsThereNoFreeNicknamesAnymore ,


Excellent app. My students love watching the short clips and their phonics have definitely improved since using the app.


Queue Press Limited
514 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mr Thorne Productions


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