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