Literacy - Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds)
Words and Spelling
Balloon Phonics is a game which focuses on three letter words (cvc). There are three game modes: Initial sounds, Middle sounds and End sounds. Appropriate for Phase 2 Letters and Sounds.
This is a game for practising ordering words into the order they appear in the alphabet. The 6 levels extend from using the first letter of the words, to ordering words where the fourth letter determines the order.
Poop Deck Pirates
A phonics game which can help children to build words. They need to read the words on the golden coins and decide if they are real words or not. Links to phase 3 and 4 of the 'Letters and Sounds' document.
A teaching tool to support whole-class or small groups with phonics teaching. It can support parents too when they are helping their child with reading at home.
Help Di, an artist, paint three pictures of some rhyming phrases that you create.
Violet's Vowel Suffix
A spelling game with two parts: a demonstration mode and a game mode. It teaches important suffixes such as ing, ed, ey and er. It is great for teaching when to double consonants when adding suffixes.
A useful spelling tutorial and game about adding s or es to a word to make it into a plural. It also covers plurals of words ending in y.