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Kirk Sandall Infant School

Phonics and reading

We follow the recommended English programme of study from the Department of Education.

Click here for a link to the full programme. 

Read, Write, Inc

Videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Information about Reading


Here you will find the line guides we use in class. 
We use the guides underneath plain paper to keep our writing the same size.

Kirk Sandall Infant line guides.pdf 


Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework created by Pie Corbett. Download free teaching resources and book training for your school.


Listed below are our favourite English websites: 



Spellingframe is an interactive resources to help children learn these spellings


Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

Vocabulary Ninja

Vocabulary resources, Word of the Day, Topic Vocabulary, Etymology and more...

Phonics Bloom

Play a range of online phonics games, helping teach children the relationship between letters and sounds and develop the skills needed to read and write.

Mr Thorne

Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe in Season Two of Mr Thorne Does Phonics, teaching the digraphs and trigraphs of the English Alphabetic Code.

This is an American website but has lots of useful resources to help beginning readers.

Spelling Shed 

The scheme is divided into six stages, each stage corresponding to the respective school year.

Phonics Play

A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources

BBC Bitesize

Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.


Reading Wise

ReadingWise is a powerful online interactive resource, for the classroom, supporting the development of reading skills.

National Literacy Trust

As a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.

Oxford Owl

Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Classroom Secrets

Home of differentiated teaching resources to help children progress.


Are you teaching a grammar or punctuation activity discretely, generating adventurous vocabulary? Want to deepen children’s thinking through a great discussion or creating a piece of writing? Pobble 365 will support these every day of the year — hence the title of the website.

The Gruffalo

Explore the deep dark wood where there are animals to spot and fun games to find.

Literacy Apps

Browse a huge selection of apps reviewed by independent experts. We've hand-picked the best apps that you can browse by age, learning area and best features.

Fun with Spot  

This is a delightful Web site for pre-school and Primary 1 children.
The activities can take a few minutes to load but are worth the wait.

Learning Zone Story Starts 

Having trouble writing stories? This Web site helps get children off to a flying start. 

Roald Dahl  

A fun site for all Roald Dahl fans with activities and information. 

Stories from the Web 

If you like books and stories then this site is for you.
You can read stories, write reviews and even write your own stories.

Wordsmyth English Dictionary 

This is a superb site for encouraging dictionary work. 

Literacy Shed 

This website contains many resources to help with the teaching of literacy.