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Lyndhurst Infant School

Lyndhurst Infant School

Websites and Apps

Purple Mash

A great resource to develop writing and ICT skills; you can write, create and publish your own stories! You child's login for this can be found in their reading contact book.

Websites reading, phonics and spelling activities


  • Monster phonics
  • Pirate phonics 1: Kids learn to read
  • Pocket Phonics
  • Kids ABC phonics
  • Phonic Vowels
  • Phonics genius
  • Justin’s world – Lettersounds

These activities don’t require a computer!

  • Do word searches
  • Crosswords
  • Magnetic letters
  • Use squirty water bottles to write words on the pavement, or can use chalks.
  • Practise spellings in the sand, in shaving foam, in soil, etc.
  • Practise in the bath with foam bath letters
  • Type on the keyboard
  • Tear up the word and put back in the right order
  • Have fun quizzes at the dinner table
  • Use playdoh to make words
  • Cut out letters from magazines/papers/catalogues and stick together to make a book
  • Play hangman
  • Play scrabble (junior)
  • Write a word on your child’s back
  • Play ‘word within a word’, where your child has to write down as many words as they can from one word, e.g. ‘dictionary’ – in, it, dot, cat, tin, car, on, tar, diary, etc.
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