Free Letters and Sounds Resources
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use these free resources to help support the
DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme. If you're new to Letters and Sounds and want to find out what it's
all about, visit What is Letters and Sounds to find out
I aim to provide lots of free resources for parents and teachers who are following the Letters and
Sounds programme. I've made a special effort to create themes which will engage all children. Looking around I have
found resources on other sites which have lots of appeal for girls (flowers, butterflies etc.), but not so much
aimed at boys' interests.
Because of this I have chosen as my first theme colourful trucks, which I hope will appeal to boys
and girls. I know I struggled to get one little boy interested in reading until I came up with the idea of sticking
words onto cars, lorries and trains...pretty soon he was hooked!
In addition to printable letter and word cards, I will also be adding printable games, plus
teaching ideas, activities and links to Letters and Sounds games which you can use on computers or on as
interactive whiteboard activities.
If you would like to help your child to develop their handwriting skills, visit Linkpen school handwriting fonts. The site provides free handwriting worksheets and affordable fonts to match
UK school handwriting styles which you can install on your own computer.
For full details on the Letters and Sounds phonics teaching programme, visit the Standards Site's
Letters and Sounds section. You can download or order a hard copy of the guidance for each
phase. There are also some useful videos on using Letters and Sounds in the classroom, as well as a phoneme
Recommended: Free Phonics Programme
The tried and trusted Step by Step phonics programme by Mrs Mona McNee is now
available online free of charge. It's straightforward, easy for parents and teachers to follow and suitable for all
ages including adults: Phonics 4 Free.