This text offers a structured phonics programme to support the requirements of Year 1. In particular, the phonological awareness, phonics and spelling element of the Word level work in the National Literacy Strategy are covered. The first part gives specific guidance on developing phonics using Cambridge Reading. Part 2 contains teacher's notes and a photocopiable worksheet for each of the children s books. The teacher's notes give detailed suggestions for whole class sessions (shared reading), and ideas for group reading (guided reading) and independent activities at text, word and sentence level.