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BBC Words and Pictures: consonant clusters

This is a launching site for interactive resources about consonant clusters at the beginnings and ends of words. There are three interactive resources linked from the site: wordblender, print and do, and magic pencil. Accompanying notes for teachers and parents provide further information and teaching ideas. This is one ...

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BBC Words and Pictures: long vowel sounds

This is a launching site for interactive resources about long vowel sounds. There are four activities linked from the site: poem pack, print and do, snap it, and drag 'n' spell. Accompanying notes for teachers and parents provide further information and teaching ideas. This is one of a series of online resources from the ...

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BBC Words and Pictures: long vowel sounds - poem pack

This interactive resource includes animated poems that students can read and listen to, and related activites. Each poem emphasises a different long vowel sound. A range of activities for each poem enables students to practise using long vowel sounds and see them in their written form. This resource is one of a series of ...

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BBC Words and Pictures: long vowel sounds - scrapbook

This is a set of printable activities to support students' knowledge and understanding of long vowel sounds. Students make their own hard-copy scrapbooks, which they fill with ten supplied written exercises focusing on different long vowel sounds. Four further sets of activities provide extra practice: silly sentences, ...

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BBC Words and Pictures: long vowel sounds - write a postcard

This interactive resource has students write a postcard by identifying examples of specific long vowel sounds and then complete words by adding the correct long vowel sounds. The postcard can be personalised and printed once it has been completed. There are ten cards to choose from, nine dealing with a separate long vowel ...

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BBC Words and Pictures: vowel phonemes - the race to the lighthouse

This is a printable dice game in which students compete to reach a lighthouse. The answers to clues contain vowel phonemes that the student must identify before supplying the answer. Students collect tokens to mark their success. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Words and Pictures collection.

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Words ending in '-d' with the 'ea' digraph

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words illustrating the use of the 'ea' digraph for the short 'e' vowel sound in words ending in '-d'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear ...

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Words ending in the long vowel digraph '-ue'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five one- and two-syllable words ending in the '-ue' digraph. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button ...

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Homophones with the long vowel digraph 'ee'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of 12 words that assists students to use sentence context to distinguish between homophones that contain the long vowel digraph 'ee', such as 'feet' and 'feat'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the ...

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The right shop for spelling

Imagine a shop where you can only buy words and letters. Join the latest customer in the word shop as he browses 'ight' words and 'and' words. The shopkeeper has a storybook and a film to help you understand how letters work together to build words.

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Wrestling the amazing silent letters

Mr Wren teaches wrestling, using lots of 'w' words. You might notice something amazing about the words Mr Wren writes on his board. They all begin with the letter 'w' but when Mr Wren reads them, you will hear a different sound. Find out what's going on at Wren's Wrestling School.

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Are silent letters part of an evil plan?

The evil magician Wordlock explains his plan to destroy the alphabet with silent letters. Wordlock's assistant Miss Spelt tries to point out a problem with his plan. Will Wordlock listen to reason?

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Made in Australia

Ian the magician tries a trick with three pieces of silk. What will he make in his magic tube? Watch him carefully in case he makes a mistake.

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Nnnn! Noodles sound nice

The letter N is at the start of some very neat words. Watch and listen as the two characters in this clip from Sesame Street make plans to nibble some noodles.

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So O! It's cool for OK

It's time for the letter O.<br /><br />Groove along with this soul clip from Sesame Street. See how many O words you can name.

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It's hip to add to an H

What letters can you add to the letter H to make new words? Listen as a very hip soul singer from Sesame Street makes some very happening H words.

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Alphaboy's big adventure

Join Alphaboy as he boards his blue bicycle in search of words beginning with B.

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The letter A is where it's at

Do you know the letter A? Can you think of words that start with A? Listen to this very soulful song from Sesame Street and see how many A words you can find.

Teacher resource

Using 'Letter planet' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource L7855 'Letter planet: sh, ch, th' to develop their language skills. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.

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BBC Words and Pictures: consonant clusters - magic pencil

This is a set of printable worksheets that teach students about ten consonant clusters while giving them practice in writing out words in their own handwriting. The worksheets contain instructions for forming the handwritten letters and words, with gaps for students to insert the appropriate consonant cluster. An accompanying ...