Phonics Screening Resources

Make Phonics Fun

Primary school publisher LCP have joined forces with a team of leading education specialists to develop a series of phonics resources to complement your existing phonics schemes. 

The Make Phonics Fun series supports the development of reading across the KS1 curriculum and is perfect preparation for the new Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.

Make Phonics Fun There are three books in the series covering Summer, Autumn and Spring topics.  Each book increases with complexity as the year progresses and each one is bursting with great topical activities and ideas that include real words and pseudo (non-words) words. 

The main features and benefits of Make Phonics Fun:

  • Three books in the series.
  • Fun and topical - 18 seasonal topics overall. 
  • Wide range of topics - 6 topics per season (book).
  • Test cards with 20 real and 20 pseudo words per topic.
  • Lively and original texts – stories, non-fiction and poetry.
  • Activities, test cards and answer sheets.
  • Easy to use Teacher’s Notes.
  • Supports the development of reading across KS1.
  • Written by an experienced literacy team.

The Autumn and Spring books will be available in September 2012 and January 2013 respectively. The Summer topics book is available now and is designed specifically to prepare pupils for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check in the final school term. 

Make Phonics Fun Summer topics includes:

  • Holidays
  • Pets
  • Transport
  • Minibeasts
  • Fairytales
  • All about me.

Find out more about Make Phonics Fun

- View the Department of Education's Teacher Training Video


Other helpful information about the Phonics Screening Check:


  1. Phonics Screening - What is it?
  2. Phonics Screening Preparation
  3. Phonics Screening Teacher Training Video
  4. Why use Pseudo Words?
  5. Help with Pseudo / Non-Words
  6. Phonics Screening and SEN
  7. Phonics Screening Resources
  8. Phonics Screening - The Pilot
  9. What Pilot schools have to say
  10. Further information - Department of Education FAQs

Related teaching resources

  • Make Phonics Fun - Summer topics
  • Phonics Planning 3rd edition cover
  • Phonic Families book and CD
  • Phonics to Spelling CD