At Hebburn Lakes we use the Sounds-Write phonics programme.

What is Sounds-Write?

Sounds-Write is a quality first phonics programme. It’s purpose is to provide classroom professionals with a comprehensive system with which to teach reading, spelling and writing. At Hebburn Lakes it is taught in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 for targeted children.  In addition, it also serves very successfully as an intervention or catch-up programme.


Click here to begin viewing a series of short videos that provide an introduction to Sounds-Write.

Example of how to say the sounds 

Introduction to the course for parents. 

We strongly recommend that you do the free, online course ‘Help your child to read and write’, which has been specifically written by Sounds-Write to show parents how to help their children when using the Sounds-Write phonics programme.

Some free sounds-write e- books