Our Letters and Sounds Resources

Letters and Sounds

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 .

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The Sounds and Tricky Words in Phonics Hero:

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 quhe, 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
20 ar a
21 or au aw al ore
22 ur ir er ear or
23 ow ou
24 oi oy
25 air ear are ere
26 s si (zh)

The Free Package

Letters and Sounds Games:

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.

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
See an example Phonics Hero Worksheet.


Both pre- and post-assessments to ensure every child is on target towards successful reading and spelling using synthetic phonics.

The assessments are incredibly thorough. They’ve saved me hours of pain!

Jonny Hammond, St Anthony’s School, Australia
Download our example Assessment sheet.

Paid Add-ons

Individual Child Accounts

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.

Phonics Lessons

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:

  • Unlimited access to the click-and-go lessons
  • 3,700 decodable words with sounds, blending, segmenting and picture support
  • 1,500 nonsense words to really check your class can decode
  • 2,400 word and picture supported sentences, to apply children’s learning
  • Differentiated words and sentences so you can effortlessly switch up or down your lesson

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