Phonics Play Great resource for helping children to hear phonemes, recognise graphemes and develop the blending and segmenting skills that are vital for learning to read and spell
Phonic Games (Phase 1-3) Phonics Bloom have a range of interactive online phonics games which help teach children the relationship between letters and sounds and develop the skills needed to read and write.
Word MachineYour child should begin to segment and blend letter sounds to make/say the word
Phonics CVC wordsn the 'games' column select the word family to focus on i.e. select 'an'. Then press the play button. Your child should listen to the word they have to make by using their initial sounds i.e. 'c' to make 'can'
Matching CVC wordsYou will see a word card at the top of the screen and three picture cards underneath. The child sounds out the word on the top card, then looks at the bottom three cards and says what he or she sees on each card.
Learn to read with PhonicsA great resource for those beginning to develop their reading skills, reinforced through phonic awareness and use.
Digraph Letter soundsThis game helps enhance the recognition of sh, th and ch sounds in words and recognition of the spelling of words containing these digraphs.
Sentence work: punctuation This resource further explains the concept of punctuation. This includes capitals, commas, question marks, exclamation marks, quotation marks and full stops. They are all important factors in ensuring your writing is as clear and understandable as possible. Available on this site are downloadable worksheets.
What are nouns?Wonderful resource to help children understand what nouns are, with great games and videos to reinforce understanding.
NounsThis provides children with super revision notes on nouns with a simple quiz at the end to check understanding
What are adjectives?Great resource to help 'describe' and explain adjectives with lots of practical support
The literacy shed: using adjectivesThis short video introduces children to wonderful and weird new planets. A fun activity (both orally and written) would be to write a description of a planet as if you were an astronaut landing on them. This would be great way to begin to reinforce the use of adjectives.
What are verbs?Great interactive resource which describe verbs with many practical activities to reinforce understanding.
Literacy Shed: NarrativeThis animation follows a typical narrative structure: clear opening, problem and resolution. The children can track the plot using a story mountain.There is a clear opening to describe a setting and or character. Followed by the introduction of a problem - the monster. The boy has to resolve this problem so he can escape. There is a twist at the end then with the monster unable to enjoy his 'marshmallow