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Phonics and Reading

This year we are very excited to start our new and improved phonics programme, Essential letters and sounds (ELS).

Below are some useful powerpoints and links to help with understanding how we will be teaching phonics and how to pronounce the sounds correctly. 

Helping children to read at home leaflet


Useful websites:

Phonics Play   (phonics games)

Phonics Bloom (phonics games)

Top Marks (maths games and other curriculum area coverage)

Oxford Owl  (sign up for online reading books)

National Oak Academy

(lessons for EYFS in different subject areas including maths and




You tube

Alpha blocks 

(great phonic cartoons to support with phonics and reading).

Number Blocks

(maths cartoons for children to develop their number skills).


Tricky words songs

phonic songs

Jack Hartman-  maths songs, the children love them. 

Mr Thorne does phonics- great for helping children to pronounce sounds correctly.