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Phonics games to help you practise and remember.


We are currently learning phase 4 phonics in class. These games are good to consolidate learning of other phases too.

  • Alphablocks videos and games Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

  • Pick a Picture This provides practice in sounding out words. Sound out the word then click the matching picture.

  • Phoneme Pop Choose the set of phonemes you want to play with first of all. One of them will show up in the bottom right of the screen and you will hear its sound. All you have to do is click on the bubbles with the required letter, trying to make sure that they fall into the grey catching zone. Every 30 seconds you will get a new phoneme to catch.

  • Buried Treasure In this game you can choose which letters you want to work with so it can be used even in the very early stages of Phase 2. Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Drag the coin into the treasure chest if it's a real word and into the bin if it's not.

  • The Dragon's Den In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke.

  • Picnic on Pluto Obb, the yellow alien, likes to eat fake words and Bob, the blue alien, likes to eat real words. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they're real or fake, then drag them to the correct alien.

  • Silly Question n Choose from four levels. A silly question will appear for you to read. All you have to do is answer the question by clicking yes or no. If you are right, the dinosaur will get some food.

  • Hanging Monkeys A game where you need to match the picture with each three letter word. (CVC)

  • Alien Escape

    Help the alien escape to the spaceship! Look at each picture and move the letters to spell the word correctly.

  • Word Pairs

    Can you match the picture cards to the word cards? Try to remember where you saw the two matching cards to find a pair

Twinkl Go 


Today many of the children have been playing a game on Twinkl Go.

You simply type 'Twinkl Go' into the search engine and then put in the correct code. 


Phase 2 - Can you match the CVC words with the correct pictures? 

Code - XG5472


Phase 3 - Match the sounds to the picture. 

Code - HC6801


Phonics sounds- a how to guide!


We have been recapping our phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. If you are unsure of the sounds, please watch these short videos which recap the sounds. This will really help the children. After half term we will be moving onto phase 4 and 5, which have also been uploaded.


Phase 2 -


Phase 3-


Phase 4-


Phase 5-


Formation practise


Orange class have been trying really hard with their letter and number formation. A sheet has gone home with some rhyme ideas to help the children with ways to correctly form their letters.


We understand practising on paper all the time can be quite boring. Below are other ways children can practise handwriting and spellings. The blue, underlined sentences have hyperlinks to demonstrate how to practise the technique.

Write in shaving cream.
Write on the window.
Write in pudding.
Write on a mess-free sensory bag.
Write on a DIY light box.
Write in fog on a window.
Write with a flashlight at night.
High visual contrast by writing in coffee.



Place string over letters.
Write with wet chalk on a driveway 
Trace letters with a fingertip dipped in pudding.
Trace letters with a cotton-stab dipped in paint.
Trace letters over sandpaper.
Form letters with grass dipped in glue.
Use cooked spaghetti noodles to form letters.
Trace letters with a cotton ball dipped in paint