2024 SMART Foundation


How to teach sounds, letters and common words. An hour of supplementary training, digital downloads and access to a NEW membership site for teachers of children in their first year of school.
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$115 per person for access now until the end of 2024

 SMART Foundation teaches sounds and letters from the

‘Word of the Week’

and common words from 

‘The Sentence of the Week’! 


The 'Word of the Week' inspires curiosity, excitement, hands-on shared experiences, rich oral language and most importantly…fun…and that makes learning stick!  Sounds and letters are taught explicitly and systematically in a carefully structured sequence from the Words of the Week.  ‘The Sentence of the Week’ places the most commonly seen words into meaningful sentences. These common words are explicitly taught by the classroom teacher and there is also home learning to support this called…‘My Weekly Words’


Enjoy a meaningful way to teach sounds, letters and common words in a related way that makes the most of meaning!  You and your kids will have so much fun!  In the membership site you'll have access to hour long SMART Foundation Course that is supported by printable notes and have exclusive access to digital downloads (see below) that will save you heaps of time!


What's Included...



The 8 Digital Downloads...


*The resources are in Sassoon font for reading as students need to learn recognise/read different fonts for reading but just learn one for handwriting. Only the handwriting materials are available in different fonts (Vic Cursive Script, Sassoon, SA Beginner, NSW manuscript and QLD beginner).


PLUS Access to our Membership site...

+ 35 ten minute lessons for the children, presented by Michelle Hutchison hosted on our site
+ Ideas and inspiration for the whole year laid out week by week
+ The ability to have your questions answered by Michelle

$115 per person for access now until the end of 2024

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The SMART Foundation Sequence

The structured sequence of sounds, letters and common words to build confidence in beginners.


Phase 1: c, a, t, n, i, p

12 Common words: the, on, that, had, a, it, is, in, big, this, and, off

Phase 2: s, u, e, l, g, b, d

12 Common words: was, up, but, not, went, get, I, to, of, my, they, are

Phase 3: o, j, m, h, f, r

15 Common words: we, can, with, play, he, will, just, have, like, her, come, here, see, an, old

Phase 4: z, y, w, x, v

9 Common Words: do, our, Mum, Dad, said, look, at, next, your

Phase 5: ar, k, ng, ay, sh

12 Common words: you, must, down, going, all, his, Sunday, love, she, could, over, by

Phase 6: ck, ea, ch, er, ea, th

9 Common words: weekend, back, were, then, eat, which, them, there, other

Phase 7: or, th, mb, wh, ee, q, u

12 Common words: bring, from, one, has, two, been, looking, some, us, so, much, holiday

Phase 8: a, tch, air, igh

10 Common words: where, what, looked, watch, before, into, friend, for, right, now

Phase 9: a – e, i – e, o – e,

9 Common words: when, good, make, who, first, their, well, because, home