Are you looking for the additional digital resources for teachers and the handbook that came with your Tric a Chlic packs? These are no longer available as a CD, the content is now available as digital downloads. Please e-mail [email protected] for a link to access your resources.

Tric a Chlic for English medium schools

Children in schools where Welsh is not a first language are already implementing a synthetic phonics programme through the medium of English. This means that their early reading strategies are strong in the mother tongue, so it is a natural process to build on their knowledge by introducing the Tric a Chlic programme, which follows the same process but in Welsh.
By using their previous knowledge, the children will come to read and spell in Welsh more easily.
Firstly, the learners will get to know the sound and form of each letter by using letter cards and the movements of the Tric and Chlic scheme through dedicated songs ensuring correct pronunciation from the start and moving a step closer to learning combination strategies in order to read and segment words to spell. Here the programme picture and word cards are used.

What do schools and teachers think?

A large number of schools in Wales implement the programme with their learners and see the benefit and successes of the programme. Why not listen to some people’s opinions about the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following the success of the original programme for Welsh-medium schools where Welsh is the mother tongue and is used within the classroom, a similar programme was created for English-medium schools. Both packages follow the same structure but the order in which the sounds are introduced varies between the two. The reason for this is that the English medium programme will build on the foundation of the English phonics that the children will already have.

The complete pack includes a series of 42 books. You will receive 6 copies of each book. There are sets of A5 cards in plastic pockets along with sets of A4 size reading strips for cutting. In addition to this, you will have access to loads of digital resources and tracking sheets that you can download as needed.

The price of a complete pack is £599. You can also add to the pack by purchasing individual steps or aspects of the complete package. To see what’s available, follow the link to the shop.

You do not have to buy the complete pack in order to be able to deliver the programme. Each step is also sold separately.

You can find all the additional resources on our online shop.

When you buy the packs from our online store you will receive a code to access your digital downloads. If you no longer have access to the code then email us.

Send an e-mail to [email protected] and we can arrange for you to receive the code again.

Yes, a collection of resources for parents can be found in our resources section. You can download them or why not visit our online shop where you can find digital and additional resources that parents can buy.

You can organise training or revision sessions for your school by contacting the author of the programme, Eirian Lloyd Jones [email protected]

Both apps should work on most iOS devices newer than ~2018. Unfortunately they’re not available on the Google Play Store at the moment. Because of this we have made the apps available to anyone who wants to use them, until we can publish them again on Android:

What's in the box?

Want to know the content of the programme? Watch these short videos to see what’s in the pack when you buy the Tric a Chlic programme for English medium schools…

Don’t forget, each pack comes with a pack of digital downloadable resources.

Why not see how Tric a Chlic is used in schools across Wales.

Want to let parents and guardians know about the Tric a Chlic website?

We have made a handy leaflet for you to download and email or print for parents and guardians containing information about all the free resources, games and news available on the this website.

Click here to download.


Since the publishing the Tric a Chlic programme for Welsh medium schools in September 2012 and then for English medium schools in 2018 I have been traveling all over Wales training teachers and teaching assistants on how to deliver and implement the scheme. This is done with individual schools, clusters of schools or at consortium level and during the lockdown period over Zoom. By now several thousand members of staff in hundreds of schools have received the training.

During the training I will explain and show examples of strategies with the best use of the rstep by step resources giving support and an opportunity to practice, discuss and prepare.

The courses for schools are open to:

  • primary school teachers
  • teachers of Special Educational Needs Units and Language Units
  • substitute teachers
  • Teaching assistants

If you are interested in booking training then please contact [email protected]

Did you know, you can now buy all the Tric a Chlic resources separately?

We call it the Tric a Chlic ‘Pick and Mix‘!

Find it by clicking the Tric a Chlic menu on our shop here.

Tric a Chlic Pick & Mix!