PhonicsPlay are offering free access for children being home educated during this time. Simply log in using the username: march20 and the password: home There are a range of Phonics games and activities on this web-site. There are also some sight word games. We would generally recommend Phase 2 and 3 games for Rainbows children, Phase 3, 4 and 5 for Year 1 and Phase 5 and 6 for Year 2.
You might also like to try their PhonicsComics web-site: http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html
Phonics Bloom is another web-site which splits Phonic games and activities into Phonics Phases. There are some free games and activities.
Oxford Owl has a free range of e-books for children to read. There are also lots of other suggested activities for each year group on here!
Vooks - Storybooks brought to life
Vooks animated storybooks offer a months free trial. It is an American site but does include titles that you and your children will recognise. If you decide to take up the trial please be mindful of cancelling it after the free month otherwise it will be charged at $4.99 a month.
Teach your Monster to Read
Teach your Monster to Read is a phonics and reading web-site. It is also available as an app. Children create a monster and take it on a journey through a magical world. There are lots of opportunities for learning to recognise letters and sounds, practicing sounding and blending, reading sight words, reading sentences and reading minbooks. The children find it very engaging and have learn a lot from using it whilst also having fun! The web version is free but look out for the app being on a special free download.
Oliver Jeffers #stay at home story time
During this period where people are in isolation Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books each weekday night and talking about some of the things that went into creating the book. He will also be taking questions about his work. These story times are going out live on his instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 6 p.m. Alternatively they can be viewed on his web-site after the live screening. Books that he has already read are also on his web-site.
Alphablocks episodes are on the CBeebies web-site. The episodes help children to recognise letter shapes and their sounds and practice their blending skills. There are also some parent guides on this web-site.
We are teachers
This web-site has a list of authors who are all doing live or recorded videos of themselves or others reading their books.
Elevenses with the World of David Walliams
Everyday at 11a.m. you can settle down and listen to an audio book with the World of David Walliams.
Penpals National Handwriting Day Pack
Why not use some of your time at Home to practice your handwriting skills? Penpals have produced this brilliant pack of ideas to help with developing good handwriting.