Phonics lesson plans and resources

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

How do the lesson plans work?

The lesson plans on Time for Phonics have been specifically designed to be simple, and “pick up and go”, without too much advance preparation. Sessions follow a set routine of review, teach, practise and apply, with the core fundamental teaching elements remaining the same each day, to ensure fidelity and structure. Lessons can either be accessed online via the website, or downloaded via a weekly plan. We regularly update the lessons in line with any new guidance from the DfE, or due to feedback from teachers, so we don’t really recommend printing the planning to keep in a folder for long term use. 

Each week you will find five interactive and multi-sensory lessons with a hands-on multi-sensory approach, specifically designed to target every aspect of phonics and covering all the major grapheme-phoneme correspondences. From quick and easy group games to reading and writing sentences that include alternative graphemes in phase 5, we have worked hard to ensure that children will have fun, stay engaged and make rapid progress, with the added option of regular outdoor sessions.

Download a free sample lesson plan below.

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Accompanying phonics resources

Each of the daily online lesson plans links to a Google drive folder that contains all the downloadable resources you need for the whole week. The resources and materials allow children to practise and apply the core phonics they have been taught, both through practical games and through texts and written materials matched to each phonics stage. Some of the resources can be re-used week after week, so there’s no need to print every single resource each time.

Explore some of our sample phonics resources below.

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The games on here are brilliant! The children loved playing them this morning and it really engaged them in their phonics practice (without knowing them were!)

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Time for Phonics is my go-to for phonics games! I adore the interactive games, they get the children so excited for phonics lessons. The planning and resources are fantastic - they are made by teachers for teachers and they save me so much time. My absolute favourite phonics website!

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My daughter loved playing the games! Not just because of the unicorns, I think the bright graphics are really appealing. I liked the fact that it was easy to filter by phase  and select groups of letters for her to practice. I had to promise to let her play again later.

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