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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Literacy Links and Apps

Daily Read Write Inc. Phonics Lesson


Read Write Inc. are streaming a daily speed sounds film which will be available for 24 hours via FB and on YouTube.  Parents can sign up to either their Facebook page  or their YouTube channelSet 1 and 2 speed sounds are taught in Reception.


Set 1 Speed Sounds - 9.30 am

Set 1 Word Time - 9.45 am

Set 1 Spelling - 10 am


Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time - 10.00 am

Set 2 Spelling 10.15 am


  • Set 1 Speed Sounds (sounds written with one letter): m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r j v y w z x and sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’): sh th ch qu ng nk ck
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds: ay ee igh ow oo oo ar or air ir ou oy


Films for Parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on their website and YouTube channel.
The YouTube channel will be redesigned shortly to help parents find the films easily.
They will add a parent film to Facebook every day.


Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a phonics and reading game that’s helped children learn to read. The app covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying small books.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon



The Navigo app aims to support beginner readers to develop reading skills (accuracy, fluency and comprehension) through engaging with the personalised content and activities.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: Android



Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero teaches children to read and spell with systematic synthetic phonics. The app includes over 850 fun and varied games. Using a step-by-step approach, children learn the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: AppleAndroid


Phonics Play

A site packed with interactive phonics games.

Username: march20
Password: home


Oxford Owl

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child's Read Write Inc. colour band.  You log in using our class details.

Username: receptionwdps

Password: 1234


Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

Children take their steps in learning to read, covering phonics, sight words, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: Apple, Android


Talk for Writing Home School Booklets

For parents and carers with access to a printer, there are brilliant home school 'talk for writing packs' called "Mavis the Magical Cat" , "The Amazing Adventures of Max" and "Mouse's Adventures".  These units are great for developing children's story language, vocabulary and writing skills.