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Phonics resources for home learning Spring 1 2021

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What is phonics all about? The short video below explains early phonics and some of the techniques we use in school to teach phonics following the Letters and Sounds scheme of learning…

This short video explains sound buttons and how we teach segmenting and blending for reading and writing in school across the infants – 

Phonics Play is again allowing parents to login for free resources –



Hi everyone. If you are struggling with home learning, or require extra and some extra work and/or ideas- here are a few ideas to help you along.

  • Firstly, there is the newly setup National Academy- Oak National Academy. https://www.thenational.academy/
  • The BBC unveils its biggest push on education in its history – ensuring that every child in the UK has the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their nation’s school curriculum in these challenging times. – Find out more here


  • Stuart Prike – ‘Remains’ in Word/PDF format – 5 booklets for 5 of the poems plus guiding students on how to compare in an essay
  • Online Gruffalo workshop, and lots more. Plus stories read by Tony Ross, author – 7 stories, Facebook 
  • Elamentari – Write and code interactive stories – free access during school closures
  • Gutenburg – Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.
  • Solomon Kingsnorth – Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format – Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty
  • Reading aloud – Children can listen to stories being read aloud – YouTube
  • Hoopla – Public library online
  • Trugs – Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: trugs@readsuccessfully.com for 20% off using cv2020 
  • CrickerSoft – Reading and writing software for all abilities – Free during this period
  • Driver Youth Trust – over 50 free resources, designed to help teachers get *all* of their learners engaged with reading, writing, communication
  • Jane Considine “If schools in the UK close, I will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home. More details to follow. If you’re interested in your children getting involved”
  • Love My Books  Creative, fun activities to support children’s literacy
  • Peter Wharmby – Teaching resources – mostly audio of me talking about an aspect of English Language or English Literature – YouTube
  • No Red Ink  – builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data
  • Carter’s Yard Phonics – Free access to Augmented Reality phonics cards – phonics and reading – images, text and ‘Zap codes’ to view online and to print at home.
  • The Reading Realm – Free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too
  • IXL – All ages, database of resources
  • Epic – Free 30-day trial – instant access to a range of books (age 12 and under)
  • Nessy – Help for children with Dyslexia – free trial
  • Chris Grabenstein has given permission for teachers to video themselves reading his books online – royalty free
  • CLPE – Free plans, videos, teaching notes for all year groups in primary
  • EAL
    • EFL – Rivet – Free app recommended for those learning English
    • Audible – Free – Available in 6 languages