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Crazy Compound Words

A range of activities to explain and reinforce the meaning of compound words. Designed for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Adding Time Word Problems

Word problems where you need to read the time on either an analogue or digital clock and then answer a word problem involving adding a given time.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Skillswise Word Grammar

Games, short videos and quizzes from the BBC to help adults improve their knowledge of parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives and the like. The games are useful for children too.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Spooky Spellings

This spelling game uses the words listed in the UK National Curriculum as being 'Common Exception Words' or tricky words.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Wonderful Words, Creative Stories about Space

improve two simple sentences by adding descriptive words. Observe how your choices affect the animated images. Use your sentences as inspiration for a story about space. A good site for demonstrating how to write more interesting sentences.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-9 year olds
Telling the Time in Words

A game where you need to tell the time in words. Use language such as 'o'clock', 'half past' and 'quarter to' and compare the analogue time to digital time. The site works very well on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Word Central

Try the Mirriam-Webster Word Central site which has a dictionary and thesaurus. You can also find rhyming words which could help you with your poetry.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Sight Words

Free resources designed to help parents teach their child to read. The learning materials can be used in the home or classroom. Includes lessons and instructional videos. Well worth a look!

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
Word Warehouse

An initial blends game on br, dr, pr, cr, tr, gr and fr. Listen to the words and sort them according to their initial consonant blend.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Words for Life

Words for Life’s aim is to inspire more people to read, more regularly, for both pleasure and personal advancement. Useful booklists especially chosen to appeal to less confident readers. Free resources matched to books.

Parents

Partly tablet-friendly

3-11 year olds
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