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Literacy - Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds)

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Letters and Sounds

Doorway First Sounds

An interactive site which asks what the first sound is of various objects which can be selected first by teachers or parents.

English Alphabet

The site demonstrates letter formation of all the letters of the alphabet. Listen to their names and the sounds they make. Each letter is illustrated with a picture which begins with the sound.

Alphabet Poster

This game involves ordering the letters of the alphabet. It is best in full-screen view. As it is an American site it has the American pronunication of Z.

Letter Formation

This site can help children to learn the names, sounds and formation of letters of the alphabet. Being an American site it has the American pronunication of Z

Mouse House

A game involving matching capital and small letters by dragging each mouse into its correct mouse hole. The game uses a few letters at a time which is helpful if children are struggling to learn the names of the letters and capital equivalents.

Fishing Bowl

A sorting game aimed at helping p, b, d confusion.

The Painting Game

A game where children match pictures with sounds. It focuses on initial sounds.

Nine Squares

Children have a choice of nine pictures. They need to identify which one begins with each of the letter sounds.

Phonics Frog Word Dip

This phonics resource supports the learning and teaching of blending and segmenting for spelling new alternative phoneme - grapheme correspondences in cvc words.

Starfall - Learn to Read

A good learning to read site. There are good quality games and animated stories which children can interact with. The children can click on words to see what they say. Excellent for learning the sounds the letters make.

Garden Leaves

Sorting cvc words according to their endings. Best in full-screen view.

BBC Learning Zone Class Clips

The Learning Zone from the BBC provides short videos on phonemes and alphabet. Depending on your equipment you may like to try in full-screen mode in Windows Media Player.

Channel Earth

An activity which demonstrates alliterative sentences based round a single phoneme. Choose a letter to see an animation and hear a silly sentence.

Letter Planet

Fill up the rocket with fuel by choosing the words that have 'sh', 'ch' or 'th' in them.