I am in an international school and we are analysing the use of a consistent program in the Foundation/Early Years for phonics. I have been researching synthetic v analytical phonics v whole word and am in the process of presenting my findings to the early years staff. According to the 7 year Scottish report (and some others), it should be synthetics ONLY initially rather than a combination of methods. Other reports say a mixture is the way to go but it has to be organised and not random. I am looking at Floppy´s Phonics v Phonics Bug v Jolly Phonics. Any thoughts? Thanks.