Literacy - Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds)
Letters and Sounds
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.
A phonics resource which is totally free for schools and for an unlimited amount of users. This schools version has all the sounds unlocked so teachers can pick and choose each sound depending on which sound your working on.
A handwriting demonstration tool which demonstrates correct letter formation. It works well as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard or in a group situation on a tablet. It includes a cursive writing option.
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.
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.
Poop Deck Pirates
A phonics game which can help you to build words. Read the words and decide if they are real words or not. The game links to phases 3, 4 and 5 of the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. It works well on an interactive whiteboard.
Quickly find readable words associated with YR, Y1 and Y2 phonemes from Letters & Sounds in this sound buttons and phoneme family resource.
Fill up the rocket with fuel by choosing the words that have 'sh', 'ch' or 'th' in them.
When Two Vowels Go Walking
The song in the video explains the rule: "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." Words that appear include: boat, meat, train, pail, rain, brain, soap, say, neat, beat, dream, pain, and plain.