English Games for Year 1 (Ages 5-6)

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Reading and Comprehension

including: Phonics, Reading, Comprehension, Puzzles and Games & Listening Skills

Subject > Listening Skills
Starship English - Poems From > BBC
Listen and read along to any of the eight poems. Click on the poem you want in the poems section
Subject > Listening Skills
Starship English - Goldilocks From > BBC
A great story to listen to and read along with.
Subject > Listening Skills
Starship English - Adventure in the Museum From > BBC
A story to listen to and read along with
Subject > Listening Skills
Starship English - Unicorn in the Park From > BBC
Stories to listen to and read along.
Subject > Listening Skills
Little Animals-Story Bear's Stories From > BBC
Listen, interact and join in with reading some lovely stories from Story Bear
Subject > Listening Skills
Weather Maze From > British Council Kids
Can you make your way across the maze and reach home? Practise listening to words for the weather.
Subject > Listening Skills
The Magic Key - Sound Monster From > BBC
Can you find the correct sound word to fit the sentence? Click on each funnel to hear the noise the word makes. Then drag and drop the right word to the end of the sentence.
Subject > Listening Skills
Dick Whittington From > BBC
Read and listen to the story about Dick Whittington, the boy who went to seek his fortune.
Subject > Listening Skills
Supermarket Spree From > PBS
Listen to the loud speaker and load up the trolley.
Subject > Listening Skills
Dinosaur Words From > ICT Games
Listen to the voice then click on the corresponding word to let the plant grow.
Subject > Listening Skills
Identipet From > British Council Kids
Spycat is looking for some pets. Listen to the descriptions and find the right pet.
Subject > Listening Skills
Martha Speaks - Funny Photos From > PBS
There are some funny things going on in the photo, choose what should be there or not!
Subject > Listening Skills
Martha Speaks - Scrub a Pup From > PBS
Follow the instructions to get the dirty pups clean.
Subject > Listening Skills
Favourite Fairytales From > Ladybird Books
Listen to your favourite fairytales read to you by famous actors including Richard Hammond and Benedict Cumberbatch(Sherlock).
Subject > Phonics
Between the Lions- Fuzzy Lion Ears From > PBS
Choose the correct letter for the sound and picture.
Subject > Phonics
Wordworld- Pig's Perfect Pizza From > PBS
Click on the word toppings you need to finish the pizza!
Subject > Phonics
Phoneme Pop From > ICT Games
Find the right phoneme then shoot the target and get the points.
Subject > Phonics
Word Family From > Turtle Diary
A blending game which illustrates putting beginning letters with different endings.
Subject > Phonics
Letters and Sounds Pop From > ICT Games
Spot the right letters for the sound, aim and fire.
Subject > Phonics
Blending Dragon From > ICT Games
Decide which real words and which are made up with a chinese dragon.
Subject > Phonics
Initial Sounds From > Crickweb
An activity that helps with initial sound recognition. Choose the object that begins with the letter at the top of the screen.
Subject > Phonics
Between the Lions- Pounce From > PBS
Click on the written word that corresponds with the one spoken
Subject > Phonics
Blending Bowl From > PBS
Blend some simple words.
Subject > Phonics
Between the Lions- Chicken Stacker From > PBS
Stack up the chickens by clicking on the word with the correct vowel sound.
Subject > Phonics
Starfall Phonics From > Starfall
A comprehensive group of phonics stories to work through.
Subject > Phonics
Little Animals-Digby Moles Word Games From > BBC
Digby Mole hosts a selection of word games that encourage children to look at individual letters, letter blends and their sounds.
Subject > Phonics
Words and Pictures - Magic Pencil From > BBC
Watch the magic pencil write different sounds out. Click on the sound to see the video.
Subject > Phonics
Deep Sea Phonics From > BBC
Choose, easy medium or hard versions to play. You have to choose the right letters to complete the word the chief says.
Subject > Phonics
Spelling Match Game From > Education Place
Choose Spelling Match and then the level to match the pictures to the beginning sounds of words
Subject > Phonics
Word Games with Digby Mole From > BBC
Choose which word game to play. You can choose from first sounds, end sounds and rhyming.
Subject > Phonics
Words and Pictures - Sandcastle Quiz From > BBC
Choose a phoneme. A word containing a gap will appear in the sand. Listen to Colin the Clam say the complete word then click on the sandpie with the right spelling for the missing phoneme. Each word you get right will add a sandpie to the sandcastle you are building.
Subject > Phonics
Mr Thorne Does Phonics From > Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Great resource for blending practice. Over 200 hundred free literacy videos anyone learning to read English.
Subject > Puzzles and Games
English Play and Learn From > Pre K to 8
A series of games for kids from the British Council including monkey squash and complete the sentence.
Subject > Reading
Lists and Instructions From > NGfL Cymru
Get those instructions in the correct order otherwise the bookworm won't be happy!
Subject > Reading
FairyTale Quiz From > Ladybird Books
Test your fairytale knowledge for a bit of fun and prizes.
Subject > Reading
High Frequency Word Reading Games From > Roy the Zebra
Recognize and put in order, the days of the week, months and colours. Drag and Drop.
Subject > Reading
Construct A Word From > Read Write Think
Construct a word by choosing the correct letter at the beginning and ending of a word.
Subject > Reading
Read along with Oxford Owl From > Oxford Owl
Brilliant resource from OUP, read and listen to loads of great Biff, Chip & Kipper stories amongst others. Comprehension activities to play after the story has finished. Lovely stuff.
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Writing Spelling and Composition

including: Writing, Writing Sentences, Writing Skills, Handwriting, Spelling, Composition & Poetry

Subject > Handwriting
Get Squiggling Letters From > BBC
Practice writing letters with Squiglet. Simple online tracing game.
Subject > Handwriting
Sky Writing From > ICT Games
Watch on screen the correct way to write you letters.
Subject > Spelling
Spelling Ship From > ICT Games
A hangman type of game where an alien gets to walk the plank. Only to be saved by correct spelling. Clues are displayed on the sails
Subject > Spelling
Super Why- Create-Your-Own Superhero From > PBS
Use your super spelling power to design your own superhero.
Subject > Spelling
Keywords with Peter and Jane From > Ladybird Books
A game to help you remember keywords. You get 15 seconds to memorise the word and then have to recall it from a choice of 4.
Subject > Spelling
Look, Cover, Write, Check From > Ambleside Primary
Powerful online spelling tool.
Subject > Spelling
Look, Cover, Write, Check From > ICT Games
A game to help improve remembering spellings. Choose from a variety of different words to choose from
Subject > Spelling
Food Jumble From > Funschool
Simple Fridge Magnet Anagram Fun
Subject > Spelling
High Frequency Words Spelling Tests From > Norton Fitzwarren Church of England VC Primary School
Test your knowledge of high frequency words for each key stage. Click on the desired key stage and then choose a list.
Subject > Spelling
KS1 Bitesize- Pirate Spelling From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard.Help Max teach his parrot new words by choosing or writing the correct letters to fill the gaps
Subject > Spelling
Dynamo's Den- Spellbound From > BBC
Look carefully at the word on top of the wall. When it disappears, drag the letters into the slots and spell the word correctly.
Subject > Spelling
Starship English - Blast the Rocket From > BBC
Help Star fill the rocket with fuel to make it take off.
Subject > Spelling
Starship English - Space Spins From > BBC
Click on the handle to make a sentence appear on the screen.Sky will say the sentence.Then you can press 'Play again' to hear it again and to say it with Sky. Click on the handle to make the next sentence appear.
Subject > Spelling
Digger and the Gang- An Invitation From > BBC
Read the interactive story and drag and drop letters and words in the correct order.
Subject > Writing
Writing Repeater From > ICT Games
An online teaching tool, you write the word first, then you can play the formation back in slow mo
Subject > Writing Sentences
The Magic Key - Fraser the Eraser From > BBC
Can you help Kipper make some pictures for Fraser the Eraser to rub out? Read Kippers clues and then click and drag the right piece of the picture into the right place.
Subject > Writing Sentences
KS1 Bitesize- Kung Fu Sentences From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard. Help Max learn Kung Fu by choosing the words in the right order to make a sentence.
Subject > Writing Sentences
The Magic Key - Floppy and the Puppies From > BBC
Press play to hear what the characters have to say then choose the correct characteristic to complete the sentence
Subject > Writing Skills
Arthur - Letter Writer Helper From > PBS
Learn how to write letters by sending one to Arthur and this friends.
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Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

including: Grammar, Vocabulary, Punctuation

Subject > Grammar
The Magic Key - The Patchworker From > BBC
Sentences making sense- Arrange the words in the correct order along the bottom of the screen to make a proper sentence and reveal the patchwork picture
Subject > Grammar
Singular or Plural? Adding 's' From > Roy the Zebra
Sort out the singulars from the plurals. A drag and drop game from Roy the Zebra
Subject > Grammar
KS1 Bitesize- Alien Punctuation From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard. Help Max and Molly talk to the aliens by correcting the sentences with punctuation.
Subject > Grammar
KS1 Bitesize- Travelling Pronouns From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard. Max and Molly are on their holidays. Help them by choosing the right pronoun to complete the sentence.
Subject > Grammar
KS1 Bitesize- Balloon Joining Words From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard.Help Max and Molly on their balloon trip by choosing the right joining word to fill in the gap.
Subject > Punctuation
Roy's Full Stops Game (Easy) From > Roy the Zebra
Move the snail to the correct position in the sentence. Great for learning about full stops
Subject > Punctuation
Capital Letter Games with Roy the Zebra From > Roy the Zebra
A few great games to practice the using of full stops and capital letters in sentences.
Subject > Punctuation
Roy's Full Stops Game (Advanced) From > Roy the Zebra
Move the snails to the correct positions. Where does the sentence end and the new one begin. Three sentences to divide up
Subject > Vocabulary
Between the Lions- Synonym Sam' s Lab From > PBS
Choose the right synonyms from the word that Rufus is acting out.
Subject > Vocabulary
The Magic Key - Code Calling From > BBC
Wild and Wilma need to replace the word in red in the sentences with another word that means a similar thing. Select the word they should use by clicking it
Subject > Vocabulary
Starship English - Word Balloons From > BBC
Help Daisy to collect enough balloons to reach the unicorn. Click on the word that has a similar meaning to the word on the unicorn's balloon.
Subject > Vocabulary
High Frequency Word Bingo From > ICT Games
Download the bingo cards and play word bingo.
Subject > Vocabulary
KS1 Bitesize- Matching Word Golf From > BBC
Choose medium, hard or really hard. Help Molly in her Golf game by choosing a word that has a similar meaning.
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