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Poop Deck Pirates

A phonics game which can really help you to build words. Read the words on the golden coins. Decide if they are real words or not. Links to phase 3 and 4 of the 'Letters and Sounds' document. Works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Garden Leaves

Clean up the garden leaves by sorting the words. You need to listen to the last sound in each three letter word. (cvc words) Best in full-screen view.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Slides

A literacy game where you need to listen to and then choose the last sound to finish the word. Best in full-screen view.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Opinion or Fact

An interactive whiteboard resource which looks at the subtleties of language. By using interview techniques pupils need to look at the problem scenarios and decide what is fact, opinion or both. Useful for developing thinking skills.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Monster Shopping Trip

A brilliantly animated story with text about Hairy Henry's birthday with monster characters. You could use these super monster characters to write a character description about a monster.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Storynory

Free audio books, including classic fairy tales, myths, verse, Bible stories and original stories for children. Download mp3 files, burn to CD, subscribe to kids' podcast. The only downside is that there is advertising at the end of the stories.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Myths and Legends

A site about myths and legends where you can enjoy stories with animated pictures or compose your own using the Story Creator' which comes with lots of backgrounds, characters and props. You can even add your own pictures.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Focus on Phonics

Are you baffled by what 'phonics' means? Here are frequently asked questions with answers which can help you to understand what they are and how they are used to help your child to learn to read. You can listen to the hear the sounds the letters make too.

Parents

Tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Hanging Monkeys

A game where you need to match the picture with each three letter word. (CVC)

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Skillswise Sentence Grammar

A BBC Skillswise site to help adult literacy, but some of the games are fine for children too. Topics covered are: punctuation, sentence structure, tenses and instructions.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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