Simple logic helps children to read;Letter
Analytic phonics is too complicated and requires children to initially memorise words by sight.
Then they are expected to cope with unknown words by thinking of a word that has a similar pattern, and swapping the initial sounds around. Research shows that children are only able to do this effectively when they have a reading age of 7-plus.
"Synthetic phonics" is more logical, and far simpler. Contrary to Professors Henrietta Dombey and David Wray's fears, children are far more able to look at texts in a meaningful way.
Sue Lloyd, Co-author "Jolly Phonics", High Road, Chigwell, Essex