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Young Explorer

A class magazine from National Geographic which is suitable for demonstrating non-fiction texts. It has beautiful pictures and back issues are available. Good on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Consonant Digraphs

You will enjoy finding out how we put letters together to make different sounds: th, ch, ph and sh. Then try the game to see if you can make the rocket take off.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

6-7 year olds
Flashcard Stash

WordStash is a free vocabulary learning tool built on top of an online dictionary. Enter your own words. The study tool enables you to learn words and their meanings.

Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Balloon Game - Prefixes and Suffixes

Create new words by adding the correct prefix or suffix in this literacy game from Smarttutor.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
ReadWorks.org

An excellent American site with good lesson ideas and materials aimed at improving reading comprehension teaching throughout the primary age range. It is well worth registering.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Doorway Speller

Practise spelling using the "Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check" method. Enter text using their keyboard or the on-screen keyboard. A great selection of word families including high frequency words.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
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.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
Letter and Number Formation

This site has excellent animations which provide a good model for learners starting to write letters and numbers. They indicate the starting points and proper strokes required. Works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
Phoneme Patterns

This resource has lists of decodable words from each spelling pattern. They can be resized for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Signed Stories

Signed Stories is by ITV who are making hundreds of children’s stories accessible in British Sign Language, animation, pictures, text and sound. Hearing and ESL children can share too.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Partly tablet-friendly

18-11 year olds
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