Phonics, Reading And Writing

Phonics Resources

Phonics is delivered in school using "Letters and Sounds" .  Each year group works within particular phases. Click on the relevant year group/phase to access phonics resources they can use.

To see how the phonics sounds should be pronounced, please see Oxford Owl's Pure Sounds video.

You may also find the Phonics Play and Teach Your Monster To Read websites useful.

Reading and Writing Resources

Scholastic Book Club – Select "Parsons Down School" when checking out to earn a percentage of your sale, for school to spend on more lovely books.

Literacy Shed - 40 Book-based Activities

Oxford Owl - Author Videos: Storytelling, Draw-alongs And Challenges

Tips For Getting Your Family Reading Together

5 Ways To Encourage Children To Read

Books To Support Wellbeing

West Berkshire Libraries e-books

Oak National Academy - Virtual School Library

Words For Life - Parent Support

Book Trust - Books and Reading

Book Trust - Bookfinder - Find Children's Books For Every Age

Recommended Reads By Year Group

Branching Out Book Recommendations

Read For Empathy

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Puffin Activity Packs

Pobble 365

Spelling Resources

It is important that the children continue to practise their spelling regularly at home. We have put together a range of fun and practical ideas for practising spellings from the statutory spelling lists. We have also included a guide to finding spelling activities on Purple Mash. 

Fun and Practical Spelling Practice for KS1

Years 1 and 2 Word Mat

Years 1 and 2 Spelling PowerPoint

Years 1 and 2 Spelling Activity Sheets

Fun and Practical Spelling Practice for KS2

Years 3 and 4 Word Mat

Years 3 and 4 Spelling PowerPoint

Years 3 and 4 Spelling Activity Sheets

Years 5 and 6 Word Mat

Years 5 and 6 Spelling PowerPoint

Years 5 and 6 Spelling Activity Sheets

Purple Mash Spelling Quizzes

Spelling Activities and Games Online