Letters and Sounds

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 more.

I aim to provide lots of free resources for parents and teachers who are following the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. I’ve made a special effort to create themes which will engage all children. Looking around I have found plenty of resources on other sites with flowers, butterflies etc., which may have lots of appeal for some children, but not so much for others.

Because of this I have chosen colourful trucks as my first theme, which I hope will appeal to many children. 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.

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 pronunciation guide.

Handwriting skills resources

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.

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.