Phonics Hero has over 900 online games, 308 worksheets and 10 assessment resources available in the Letters and Sounds order of teaching, which are completely free for teachers! We’ve also got paid add-ons: our individual Child Accounts and interactive Phonics Lessons.All our resources completely cover Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Letters and Sounds.
You can download a PDF showing the order of teaching, across Phases 2 to 5 .
|Level||Target Sounds||Tricky Word Read||Tricky Word Spell|
|1a|| Phase 2:
s, a, t, p
|1b||i n m d||–||–|
|2a||g o c k||–||–|
|2b||ck e u r||to, the||–|
|3a||h b f l||no, go, I||to, the|
|3b||ff ll ss||–||–|
|4a|| Phase 3:
j v w x
|4b||y z zz qu||he, she||–|
|5a||ch sh th ng||we, me, be||–|
|5b||ai ee igh oa||was||no, go, I|
|6a||oo (zoo) oo (book) ar or||my||–|
|6b||ur ow oi ear||you||–|
|6c||air ure er||they, her, all, are||–|
|7a|| Phase 4:
CVCC & CCVC words
|said, so, have, there, little, one||he, she, we, be, was|
|7b||Polysyllabic words||were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what||you, they, all, are, my, her|
|8a|| Phase 5 – New Graphemes for Reading:
ay ou ie ea
|oh, their, people||said, so, have|
|8b||oy ir ue aw||Mr, Mrs, looked||like, some, come|
|8c||a_e e_e i_e o_e u_e||–||–|
|9a|| Phase 5 – Alternative Pronunciations:
i (fin vs find) o (hot vs cold) c (cat vs cent) g (got vs giant)
|water, where, who, again, thought, through||little, one, do|
|9b||u (but vs put) ow (cow vs blow) ie (tie vs field) ea (eat vs bead)||work, mouse, many, laughed, because, different||when, what, out|
|9c||er (farmer vs her) a (hat vs what) y (yes vs vy vs very) ch (chin vs school vs chef) ou (out vs shoulder vs could vs you)||any, eyes, friends, once, please||–|
|10a|| Phase 5 – Alternative Spellings:
ch tu tch
|–||oh, their, people|
|10b||f, ff, ph||–||Mr, Mrs, looked|
|11a||j dge ge g||–||called, asked|
|11b||r rr wr||–||–|
|12||s c ce ss se||–||–|
|13||sh ci ti||–||–|
|14||ai a ay a_e||–||–|
|15||ee ea y e||–||–|
|16||igh i y ie i_e||–||–|
|17||oa o ow o_e||–||–|
|18||oo ew ue u_e||–||–|
|19||u oo oul||–||–|
|21||or au aw al ore||–||–|
|22||ur ir er ear or||–||–|
|25||air ear are ere||–||–|
|26||s si (zh)||–||–|
Ready to play on your interactive whiteboard or a computer, our games use the synthetic phonics approach to cover the sounds, reading, spelling, camera/tricky words and sentences.
Boys and girls are equally motivated and I even had one of our most reluctant readers ask if he could use his lunch break to play the Troll Game.Jacqui Stewart, Year 1 Teacher, Canada
We give you both supported and independent synthetic phonics worksheets to use as a classroom activity or as homework.
See an example Phonics Hero Worksheet.
I work 1:1 with supported sheets, play the associated game and then the child works on the independent sheets so that I can check their understanding.Loraine Ledwell, St Clare’s School, UK
Both pre- and post-assessments to ensure every child is on target towards successful reading and spelling using synthetic phonics.
Download our example Assessment sheet.
The assessments are incredibly thorough. They’ve saved me hours of pain!Jonny Hammond, St Anthony’s School, Australia
With delightful games and a captivating storyline, our Child Accounts motivate children to practise their phonics skills at home too! The 850 step-by-step games are played sequentially, ensuring competency at the basics before moving onto more complex content. We track every click, giving you in-depth teacher reporting and real-time assessment data. With their own individual logins, children can play on an iPad, Android tablet or computer, be it at home or school.
Introducing our no-prep Phonics Lessons – now in Letters and Sounds! Our interactive Phonics Lessons make preparing for and teaching the sounds, blending and segmenting effortless. You’ll get: