Use fishing rods to catch the correct words in the water. Do you need to double the consonant or change the Y? You'll find out if you Fish 'Em Up. Bright and noisy game that is sure to appeal to individual users as well as the whole class.
Starts with a good spoken overview of what it aims to cover, giving example of the silent letter B in comb. Three levels of difficulty and speed of alien ships as they hover over the cityscape. Oh what a winner! Individual pupils too.
Three level game - words come along and you must click on the right bucket labelled 1, 2, 3 or 4 syllables. Good 'factory' atmosphere which the children will probably enjoy. Individual pupils too.
Very comprehensive selection of on-screen word searches covering these letter strings: chr sion tion cian ould ough ight ound ought ieve. May be completed against the clock/or not. Some of your children will be absolutely hooked. Best for individual pupils/pairs.
Cleverly designed game for individual players that gives children practice at listening and then spelling out the words they hear.
Good engrossing game that breaks down into several focussed areas of spelling. These are Plural Nouns, Hard and Soft C, Homophones, Silent E, ie or ei, y to i and double consonants. Best for individual use.
Good game that examines the following areas of spelling: Double Consonants, y to i, Plural Nouns, Prefixes and Suffixes, Silent E, Apostrophes. Attractive and enticing graphics and storyline.
This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words that are identified in the National Literacy Strategy Framework for Key Stage 1. Level 1 offers only the words that are required for the Reception Year. Suitable for individual use as well as at the interactive white board.
Well if you haven't used Jim's crankophone where have you been? Interactive white board friendly or suitable for individuals. A good old favourite of ours that is always useful.
Sedate and quite useful range of activities and resources.
Jazzy interface - you are on-board a spaceship in an asteroid belt by the looks of it. Simple if rather repetitive game where clicking on the correct consonant cluster for the bit of clipart that appears then miraculously blasts the asteroids away. It's not Star Wars, but it is free after all.
SpellingCity.com provides a simple way to practice for spelling tests. Also, they have features such as TeachMe, printable handwriting sheets of your lists, six spelling games, two vocabulary games, and one alphabetical order game. All can be played with your own spelling lists.
This is a great way to encourage work on spelling patterns or consolidating work in any subject. Remember you can't save your questions - we tend to copy our work into a word processor - that way we can save and alter the answers and questions at a later stage.
Good sensible no-frills word maker. When you think you have made a word you add it to the list. Could be used with a whole class or however you like really.
Simple game where you match the word with the picture. Probably most useful for a small group at the white board but you could use it alone.
Jolly and interesting game where you match the CVC word with the image that appears. Suitable for interactive white board. Similar to other games but not bad fun.
Fairly simple CVC word wheel from Crick primary school in Northamptonshire. Would work well at the interactive white board. Probably a bit limited in terms of the word bank it contains but give those wheels a whirl anyway!
The computer says a word, you have to click on it from a choice of 4. Would be better without crazy numbers of dinosaurs roaming the screen randomly, sometimes over the tops of the words. But it's not all bad - worth a try (or it wouldn't be listed now, would it?!)
These Lancashire NGfL powerpoints are obviously knocked together by some well-meaning person with no access to cheerful clipart to illustrate the words. But otherwise a good source of vocabulary and you could leave it running whilst you take the register or something... Go on give it a whirl.
Good simple quiz that checks kids' knowledge of when to use ER IR or UR in any given word (try saying that after a couple of glasses of Tizer.) You get a score and the chance to have another go.
Supports work with the "playing with sound" group 1 words. Supports CVC work.
Just once in a while the web throws something lovely at you - four decent songs about spelling rules to sing along with the music. For example, 'Silent E' goes When do we drop silent "e"? We want to add a suffix./Can you tell me, what's the rule?/This is what we learn in school./And so on. Very jolly music and printable sheet music if you have the skills.
Supports work with group 2 words in "playing with sounds". Match the rhyming sounds.
These are beautiful free images which will suit a range of topics for many ages. Yes, they are totally biased in terms of gender stereotyping, but skilled teachers will make informed decisions about when and where to use them. Includes images of..... country, mealtime, port, school, railwaystation, seaside, street, Country, Mealtime, Port, School, Railwaystation, Seaside, Street 1, map_london, map_london2, picnic, postbox, sewing, seaside2., street2, London-map 1, London-map 2, Picnic, Postbox, Sewing, Seaside, Street 2, baking, carpenting, dressing, farm, gardenwork, grocery2, Baking, Carpenting, Clothing, Farm, Gardenwork, Grocery, baker, bicycle, at_home, playing_dog, painting, milkman, clothes washing, Baker, Bicycle, At home, Playing, Painting, Milkman, Washing, christmas, carwash, toys, grocery, butcher, Christmas, Washing car, Toys, Grocery, Butcher.
Good simple powerpoint file that lists a range of words with various consonant cluster starts - BL TR and CR. Slightly manky colour scheme but you can always change that.
Oh you can't beat this one. If you like on-screen wordsearches. Lots of word search puzzles based around given letter strings like ough, ere air ear and so on. Good for individual pupil use although you could also use the interactive whiteboard pens with them.
Good simple powerpoint file that lists various ll ss ck word endings. Not much more to say about this one - you could add a bit of clipart to cheer it up. We link straight to the PowerPoint file so check your Downloads folder if nothing seems to happen.
You know the score - activities based on long vowel sound facts. Great little SNAP activity - super for the interactive white board and not that annoying really. Kids will love it and it will give your voice a break for 5 minutes.
Worksheets and a pleasant game that reinforces the thinking behind the LSCWC strategy for learning spellings. Intended for adults so the vocabulary isn't from NLS word lists, but useful nonetheless if it fits in with what you are doing. Best for individual users.
Click 'worksheet' or 'game' to get started.
Simple game with built-in words in themes like colours, numbers to 20 and so on. Seems too good to resist...
LSCWC spelling helper. Easy enough to use so give it a go - it may just be the right thing for you.
Uses the Look, Say, Cover, Write Check method to support pupils in the learning of spellings. Teacher or pupils carefully enter ten spellings to be learnt into the application and then choose to either look at the Flash cards or take a spelling test.
From the TRE. Downloadable resource, not online. Uses the Look, Say, Cover, Write Check method to support pupils in the learning of spellings. Teacher or pupils carefully enter ten spellings to be learnt into the application and then choose to either look at the Flash cards or take a spelling test. Seems not to save word lists but you could always save them in Word or something.
Colin the Clam and co - come and have some salty fun whilst conveniently learning some phonics things at the same time. Ideal whole-class or small group teaching resource.
This splendid generator creates anagrams from a word list. Enter your own wordlist and a title in the boxes above and then press one of the make sheet buttons. A range of fonts and background contrasts can also be selected.
Cloze procedure with drop-down choice of (for example) 'We like to play on the field/feild'. Score out of 10 and useful tip at the end.
Quiz that checks understanding of when to use sion or tion at the end of a word. Gives a handy tip that we hadn't heard of before. Could be used by individual pupils too.
Every answer in this 10-question quiz contains letter string ous. Users must type in the whole word however and they get a score at the end. Good simple fun. May also be used by individual pupils.
Good little quiz, classic St Ambrose Barlow stuff, choosing whether or not a word contains SH or CH as a letter string. Would make a good end-of-lesson, not-quite-playtime-yet sort of activity.
Simple but good scene labelling activity. With a choice of two scenes - The Playground or A Busy Street. Plenty to do and talk about.
Very closed activity that you will happily use once. A year. Runs through a range of things that begin with SH or CH before whizzing some colourful words around the screen using fonts you would never normally wave at KS1 kids. Hey have a go anyway, the kids will think they like it. Oh and some of the clipart they used is a bit impenetrable at times.
Simple silent letters quiz that tests knowledge of words with silent letters. The whole word is missing, for example 'we need ------- to cut this paper' and so on. Best for individual pupils.
Create words by dragging phonemes to cards. They can then be read aloud. Works well with the Pips scheme. A great phonics resource.
Scroll down the page. See the mouth create a shape to make the sound - then click on the letter that represents that sound.
From the Learn English site comes a nice little hangman game, attractively illustrated, where you must guess and spell the months of the year. Perfect whole-class reinforcement activity for those odd 5 minutes before play time.
Set of activities, printables and quizzes based on the Y4 NLS spelling lists. A terrific resource broken down term by term from St Ambrose Barlow RC Primary in Wigan.
Broad and terrific set of guides, advice and spelling worksheets for a range of users, including parents. Not fancy, a triumph of content over style - very effective.
Page of quizzes related to spelling words for KS1. Good simple stuff from St Ambrose Barlow school in Wigan. Could be used at the interactive white board or by individuals.
Set of activities, printables and quizzes based on the Y3 NLS spelling lists. A terrific resource broken down term by term from St Ambrose Barlow RC Primary in Wigan. Ace!
Simple quiz that tests children's knowledge of the upper KS2 NLS words. Could be used by individuals or by whole classes.
We use this more as teachers. Type in a word with letters missing like h-t and the computer churns out a list as long as your arm with words like hat, hit, hot, etc.... super for finding a set of words for spelling tests.
Click on the 'interactive white board lesson' link to get a series of activities that investigates the number of syllables within haiku and cinquain poetry. Ends with a game where you shoot the words with X syllables.
A good simple and useful quiz from St Ambrose Barlow school again. Could be used at the interactive white board or by individuals. Scroll down and click on either of the 'Find the Rhyme' options.
Simple game - variation of hang man really. Children will enjoy being given clues about words. Whole class fun if you want, or individual reinforcement will be useful too.
Creative teachers will find many uses for this website in seconds. Great for spellings works, topic word clouds for assessment of vocabulary before and after a unit. Also, amazing for poetry work and improving language choices.
Oh it's simple but it's good. The game speaks a word, the user clicks on it from a choice of four alternatives. Spoken like a dalek but hey, we can't have everything can we?
Page that reviews whether a word contains ie or ei. Drag the ie or ei into place - Internet Explorer only. In Firefox the page appears but nothing works. Tsk Amebleweb!
Useful Word document that can be filled in by individual pupils at their PC before printing or saving to the shared drive for marking. Categories ough words into sounds 'off', 'ort', 'oo as in zoo', 'ow as in cow'.
Scan the bags to find the words from the high frequency word list. A great resource.
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