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PHONICS

Suggested phonics websites to support parents

There is a wonderful clip on YouTube that will assist you with the pronunciation of all phonemes (letter sounds). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE

Oxford Owl - ebooks

1) Type www.oxfordowl.co.uk into your internet browser

2) Click ‘join us’, giving an email address and password.  You will then be sent a confirmation email

3) When you receive the email, click on the browser when indicated

4) Select ‘For Home’

5) Select ‘Reading’

6) Click on the red circle that reads ‘Our 250 free eBooks’

7) Select the age range/book types/series

Oxford Owl - Phonics made easy.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/expert-help/phonics-made-easy

A very helpful photocopiable explanation of Structured Synthetic Phonics approach to teaching.
http://dsf.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Synthetic-Phonics.pdf

Woodlands Junior School

An excellent school website with lots of educational games and activities.
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

Dyslexia website providing information and practical help for parents of children with reading difficulties.
http://www.dyslexics.org.uk

The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI) - aims to raise standards of literacy in the English language worldwide.
http://www.iferi.org/

ICT games

A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

Letters and Sounds 

A phase by phase guide to the phonics programme used in school.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Words and Pictures

This is an archived website and is no longer updated. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml

Big Brown Bear 

To enable children to create their own words using ‘magnetic’ letters. http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/magneticletters/

 

Apps to support phonics

  • Phonics genius (free)
  • Mr Phonics Letters & Sounds (£1.49)
  • Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 (£3.99)
  • abc PocketPhonics (free) – This does not follow our handwriting scheme though
  • Ladybird: I’m ready for phonics (£2.99)
  • Hairy Letters (£2.99)