Twinkl Teaching Apps

Twinkl is all about giving you a helping hand and we're very proud of all our fab teaching apps! These apps support teaching on the DfES Letters and sounds framework as well as other more general phonics and spelling activities. So, What's on offer?

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Twinkl Phonics Suite

Whether you are a teacher who wants to use this App to enhance children's learning alongside your letters and sounds sessions, or a parent who wants to support your child's learning of phonics at home, this App has something for everyone.

The Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phases 1-5 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and covers the following:

  • The sounds and names of each letter of the alphabet.
  • Letter formation.
  • Blending sounds in CVC words.
  • The graphemes taught in phases 2-3 (including digraphs and trigraphs).
  • Initial and final blends.
  • Alternative spellings for phonemes.
  • High frequency and tricky words for each phase.
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Twinkl Phonics Phase 1 (Alphabet Letter Names & Sounds)

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phase 1 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • The sounds and names of each letter of the alphabet.
  • Letter formation.
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Twinkl Phonics Phase 2 (Teaching Children Phonics - Letters & Sounds)

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phase 2 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • Letter formation.
  • Blending sounds in CVC words.
  • The graphemes taught in Phase 2 (including some digraphs).
  • High frequency and tricky words for Phase 2.
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Twinkl Phonics Phase 3 (Teaching Children Phonics; Letters & Sounds)

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phase 3 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • Letter formation.
  • Blending sounds in CVC words.
  • The graphemes taught in Phase 3 (including digraphs and trigraphs).
  • High frequency and tricky words for Phase 3.
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Twinkl Phonics Phase 4 (Initial & Final Blends)

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phase 4 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • Letter formation.
  • Initial and final blends.
  • The graphemes taught in Phase 4 (including digraphs and trigraphs).
  • High frequency and tricky words for Phase 4.
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Twinkl Phonics Phase 5 (Alternative Spelling For Phonemes)

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phase 5 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • Letter formation.
  • Alternative spellings for phonemes.
  • High frequency and tricky words for Phase 5.
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Twinkl Phonics HFW

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in learning to read and write the high frequency and tricky words covered in the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely Twinkl artwork) and cover the following:

  • Letter formation.
  • High frequency and tricky words for all Phases.
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Twinkl Phase 2 Phoneme Board

Whether you are a teacher who wants to use this App to enhance children’s learning alongside your letters and sounds sessions, or a parent who wants to support your child’s learning of phonics at home, this App has something for everyone! The Twinkl Phoneme Board allows children to practise segmenting for spelling - the child has to make a word using the letters on the board:

  • If the word is a real word then Metal Mike will sound out the word. The child can then practise blending the sounds to read the word.
  • If the word is nonsense, then Metal Mike will let the child know and they can try again.

How many words can your children make using the letters? This activity is useful to practice both blending and segmenting skills and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Buried Treasure

This Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phases 2-5 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Buried Treasure is a game designed to practise blending for reading.

  • If the word is a real word then Metal Mike will sound out the word. The child can then practise blending the sounds to read the word.
  • If the word is nonsense, then Metal Mike will let the child know and they can try again.

How many words can your children make using the letters? This activity is useful to practice both blending and segmenting skills and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

As the child clicks on the pirate, they are given a gold coin. The child has to read the word and decide if it real, or a nonsense word. If it is real, they should drag it to the treasure chest. If it is a nonsense word, they should drag it to the dustbin.

You will see that there are different sets of letters using different sounds and these letter sets are cumulative. You may wish to practise certain letter sets, or practise the whole set.

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Twinkl Phase 3 Phoneme Board

Whether you are a teacher who wants to use this App to enhance children’s learning alongside your letters and sounds sessions, or a parent who wants to support your child’s learning of phonics at home, this App has something for everyone! The Twinkl Phase 3 Phoneme Board allows children to practise segmenting for spelling:

  • A word is read out by Metal Mike and the child must segment the word and put the sounds in the phoneme frame.
  • If the word has the correct sounds, Metal Mike will sound out the word.
  • If the word is correctly spelt, but with incorrect graphemes, Metal Mike will let the child know and they can try again.

This activity is useful to practice both blending and segmenting skills and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Phase 1 Alphabet Pop

The Twinkl Phase 1 Letter Sound / Letter Name Pop allows children to learn and demonstrate ability in letter sound and name recognition:

  • A letter sound or letter name is read aloud and balloons with letters on rise to the top of the screen.
  • The child has to pop the correct corresponding balloon, which contains the same letter sound or name.
  • The letters or sounds can be toggled on or off, depending on the difficulty required.
  • There are also different levels of difficulty, which will cater for a range of abilities.

This activity is useful to practice both letter sound and name recognition and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Phase 2 Phoneme Pop

The Twinkl Phase 2 Phoneme Pop allows children to learn and demonstrate ability in letter sound and name recognition:

  • A letter sound or letter name is read aloud and balloons with letters on rise to the top of the screen.
  • The child has to pop the correct corresponding balloon, which contains the same letter sound or name.
  • The letters or sounds can be toggled on or off, depending on the difficulty required.
  • There are also different levels of difficulty, which will cater for a range of abilities.

This activity is useful to practice both letter sound and name recognition and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Phase 3 Phoneme Pop

The Twinkl Phase 3 Phoneme Pop allows children to learn and demonstrate ability in letter sound and name recognition:

  • A letter sound or letter name is read aloud and balloons with letters on rise to the top of the screen.
  • The child has to pop the correct corresponding balloon, which contains the same letter sound or name.
  • The letters or sounds can be toggled on or off, depending on the difficulty required.
  • There are also different levels of difficulty, which will cater for a range of abilities.

This activity is useful to practice both letter sound and name recognition and is key to learning in this Phase of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Phoneme Pop Suite

This app covers all the phoneme grapheme correspondences in Phase One, Two & Three of the DfES Letters & Sounds Publication.The Twinkl Phoneme Pop Suite allows children to learn and demonstrate ability in letter sound and name recognition:

  • A letter sound or letter name is read aloud and balloons with letters on rise to the top of the screen.
  • The child has to pop the correct corresponding balloon, which contains the same letter sound or name.
  • The letters or sounds can be toggled on or off, depending on the difficulty required.
  • There are also different levels of difficulty, which will cater for a range of abilities.

This activity is useful to practice both letter sound and name recognition and is key to learning in these Phases of Letters and Sounds.

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Twinkl Spell & Pop

Spell N' Pop is a great app to help your child practise spelling high frequency words.

A word is read aloud and balloons with letters on rise to the top of the screen. The child has to pop the correct letters and these letters must be popped in the correct order. The words can be toggled on or off, depending on the difficulty required.

By default, the words are hidden at the start of the game, so please remember that if you would like to see and spell the word during the game that you use the switch on the main screen.

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Twinkl Alphabet Cards & Letter Formation (for iPhone)

Twinkl Alphabet Cards & Letter Formation is a great app to help children to learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet. There are four fab activities in this app:

  • Audio Flashcards allow children to learn the sounds that letters make. Each flashcard also has objects that begin with that sound, therefore teaching initial sound recognition.
  • Scrolling flashcards facilitate quick recall of phonemes - perfect for revising the sounds.
  • Matching game is a memory paring game, where children have to recognise and match letters and sounds.
  • Letter Formation facilitates handwriting and phoneme recognition.

The app also comes with a set of fab letter formation which can be saved directly to your iTunes library for you to print and use with your children.

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