Phonics KS1 Literacy. Links to useful resources to help your child with phonics, suitable for ages 5-7 years. Ideal for parents who are homeschooling or just want to help their child's education at home. Great for ks1 teachers to use in the classroom.
Find 'ee' Words Video
The presenter visits a vet in Wales where she identifies three 'ee' words while the vet examines a dog's teeth and a ewe's feet.
Give Us A Clue Printable
A set of 3 activity sheets which directly focus on Year 2 phonics and the vowel phoneme. These activities require only a brief introduction from a teacher or parent and are suitable for independent group work within the Literacy Hour. They're fun to do at home too!
Mr Thorne Does Phonics Video
Excellent site with extensive video collection covering all aspects of teaching phonics.
Sandcastle Quiz Interactive
The game provides valuable practice in recognising the common alternative spelling choices for the nine vowel phonemes introduced in the National Literacy Strategy Year 2 word level objectives.
There are 10 different vowel phoneme options to choose from when playing the Sandcastle Quiz. 9 of them cover an individual phoneme and its spelling variations and the 10th covers all of them.
Synthetic Phonics Printable
A collection of early years / primary resources to help with the teaching of synthetic phonics (many of which can be used to supplement the Jolly Phonics programme).
Write A Postcard Interactive
In this game the vowel phonemes practiced in the Sandcastle Quiz are contextualised in a series of sentences appearing on holiday postcards. Difficulty is increased by including focus words of more than one syllable. Opportunities for reading practice are also included. Each postcard covers an individual vowel phoneme and one postcard covers them all.