Underwater Words (Next Letters and Sounds)
The first phonics practice game for the 'Next Letters and Sounds' progression (underwater theme)
Can you make a word to match the picture on the submarine? Drag the correct letters and sounds into the boxes. This game has a progression of stages that takes pupils through the first letters and sounds b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, ck, ff, ll, ss, zz and qu.
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A comprehensive set of Phonics games for emerging readers of all abilities. These follow commonly accepted progressions through initial letters, digraphs, consonant patterns and alternative spellings and pronunciations. As a teacher, you can specify exactly which words you want to play with, choosing them from word groups organised by phonic features. The games are ideal as lesson starters or for pupils to play, individually or in small groups, at a stage that suits their ability.
This pack collects some of our favourite teaching tools and practice activities, following the order of Phase 2 and the first part of Phase 3, Letters and Sounds. This includes short phonetically decodable words, using most common single letter graphemes as well as two-letter alternatives like ss, ll, zz. All words are CVC in form. The lead activity contains flash cards with words for each of the early phonemes. The alternative flash cards set mixes up real and fake words for reading. For the latter part of phase 3 (2 letter graphemes like ch, sh) and all of phase 4 (non-CVC words), click here