Links to Useful Websites for Children
The following websites can be used for pupils to improve their ability to use Phonics to decode words. Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Initially, children will learn basic letter sounds, such as “c-a-t” for “cat”. Later they will move on to sounds such as “th”, “sh” and “ch”, then “oo”, “ow” and so on. Once they recognise a few basic letter sounds, they will be able to work out what a written word says for them selves, a skill which they will be very proud to show off!
Click the images below to access free phonics games. Your child will have lots of fun while developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
This site contains lots of useful tips to support children’s learning at home. It has lots of free books to read online for children aged 4 – 11. The audio can be turned off to enable children to read independently or turned on to allow children to listen to the fluency and expression in the story. There are also follow up activities for each book.
Reception children have been enjoying the BOB reading book series in class . Did you know there are Apps to accompany the books – some are free. Just search Bob Books. I think they are great, if you can ignore the American accent.
Challenge your child to read these words. If they get stuck, jump in, they will get it eventually.
This is not an exhaustive list but is more than enough to work through over a period of time.
Here are a selection of speed reading challenges that I have generated froma website called Worksheet Genius.
They are divided up into folders for Set 1 sounds: basic alphabet, digraphs (ch, sh, th, nk, qu, ng) and consonant blend words such as flag (CCVC-consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant).
Then there are Set 2 (long vowel) and Set 3 (alternative spellings of a sound) worksheets.
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Practise these words at home.
In the English language sometimes two letters go together to make one pure sound:
th as in thank, think.
sh as in shut, fish.
qu and in Quinn, quick.
ch as in chop, chip.
nk as in sink, think.
ng as in ring, sing
You can practise these words here – digraphs.
In the Year One phonics test your child will need to be able to recognise and read words with these triple blends… spr, thr, spl, chr, str etc
These letters do not make one pure sound but need to be readily recognisable and readable at teh beginning of words.
Practise these daily
OU – Shout it out
Ow – Brown Cow
Practise these words
oi – Spoil the boy
oy – Toy for a boy.
Here are some ‘ay’ sound word practise. These can be used for reading and spelling. If your child gets stuck, help them to blend the word, or tell them if they are getting flustered, then try it again later.