Foundation Phase – Reading and Writing


Below, you will find information about literacy in the Foundation Phase (3-7 years or Nursery – Y2). These sites have been selected by the teaching staff because they support learning in the classroom.

Please let your teachers know if you find any useful websites that we can add to this page.

For Internet Safety, don’t forget that you must never give out personal information about yourself on the internet without an adult present (Article 19 – you have the right to be kept safe). Although we have provided a list of websites that we recommend, please be aware that Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School is not responsible for the content on these pages.


The official Jolly Phonics website. Includes videos showing the teaching of Jolly Phonics and information related to Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar.

Search for Jolly Phonics songs and music. Please be aware that children MUST be supervised whilst using Youtube at home. –

Some reading websites:

Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks. Please speak to your class teacher if you need the Oxford Owl log in.

Enjoy some games that Roy the Zebra provides to enhance your reading skills 

A site offering a number of quality literacy games, including games to enhance reading

Dinosaur Words – choose the correct tricky word to match what the dinosaur reads to you!

Word Reader – another nice game to help you recognise and read tricky words

CVC Machine – read the cvc word and match with the picture shown –

Online/Interactive Stories

A popular site already, but did you know that CBeebies also has stories you can listen to?

‘The Three Little Pigs’ – listen to an online, audio version of this traditional tale

‘The Three Bears’ – listen to an online, audio version of this traditional tale

‘The Gingerbread Man’ – listen to an online,  audio version of this traditional tale

Read a book from Sebastian the Swan’s bookshelf




Below are some recommended activities/sites to enhance your children’s writing skills.

Use the story plant to make your own story and watch it grow.

Create your own  scary monster poem!