Games and Activities Websites – Set 1

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.

Poop Deck Pirates

Sound Sea

Metal Mike

Froggy Games


Phonics play

Letters and Sounds

Family Learning

BBC Games

Extra Tips

Year 1 Screening Test

Oxford Reading Tree

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.

Oxford Owl

Speed Read Words ending in ‘it’

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.

it words

at words

op words

en words

ut words

cvc medial u

cvc medial o

cvc medial i

cvc medial e

cvc medial a


Sh speed words

ch speed read

ch speed read2

ch end of words

nk speed

ng speed read


Consonant blends:

fl speed

nt speed

nd speed read

dr blends

ct words

cr blends

cl blends

ck end of words

br consonant

bl speed read

Speed Read Challenges

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.

ai ay a_e practise

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.

phonics club ay ai ae

Vowel Digraphs – Splash (ai, ay)

Vowel Digraphs – Pancakes Aplenty (ai, ay)

Vowel Digraphs – All Ears (ai and ay)