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English Support and Phonics

Phonics Support Websites

Suggested phonics websites to support parents:

At Thorpe Lea Primary School and Nursery, we use Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc. phonics programme to teach children how to read and write. Please follow the link here which will provide information about how we teach young children to read and write and how you can support your child's phonics at home.

Oxford Owl - ebooks

1) Follow this link

2) Click ‘join us’, giving an email address and password. You will then be sent a confirmation email

3) When you receive the email, click on the browser when indicated

4) Select ‘For Home’

5) Select ‘Reading’

6) Click on the red circle that reads ‘Our 250 free eBooks’

7) Select the age range/book types/series

Woodlands Junior School

An excellent school website with lots of educational games and activities.

Reading Support

Dyslexia website providing information and practical help for parents of children with reading difficulties.

The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI) - aims to raise standards of literacy in the English language worldwide.

ICT games

A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

Words and Pictures

This is an archived website and is no longer updated.

Big Brown Bear

To enable children to create their own words using ‘magnetic’ letters.

Apps for tablets to support phonics

  • Phonics genius (free)
  • Mr Phonics Letters & Sounds (£1.49)
  • Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 (£3.99)
  • ABC PocketPhonics (free) – This does not follow our handwriting scheme though
  • Ladybird: I’m ready for phonics (£2.99)
  • Hairy Letters (£2.99)