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In the world of phonics, understanding the relationship between letters and their sounds is a crucial step towards becoming a confident reader and speller. As you spend more time practising your spelling, you will start to notice the same letter combinations come up again and again to spell particular sounds.

The combination of the letters a and y in words creates the distinctive long /a/ sound, which is like the /a/ sound you hear the words play, stay, and day.

There six different ways to spell the long /a/ sound, but luckily the ay spelling is most-often used at the end of the word. This means that if you hear a word which ends in a long /a/ sound, the ay spelling will be a safe bet in most cases.

Spelling games

Free games

Autumn AnagramAutumn Anagram
A spelling game for Autumn!

Word search Word Search, small
The classic English word game.
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Against the clock Against the Clock
Spelling 'against the clock'.

Mayan Temple spelling gameMayan Temple
Try the temple spelling puzzle.

Monkey Business spelling gameMonkey Business
It's bananas!

Pattern recognition games Pattern recognition games are anagram based games designed to help identify and memorise the sequence of letters within a word.

Fishy Business spelling gameFishy Business
A fishy game that bites!

Rain spelling gameRain Drops
A spelling game for a rainy day.

Chick spelling gameEgg Hunt
Crack the eggs!

Asteroids spelling gameAsteroids
Out of this world spelling game!

Bouncing Anagram spelling gameBouncing Anagram
A lively anagram spelling game.

Bouncing Anagram Extreme spelling gameBouncing Anagram Extreme
An extreme anagram game!

Problem solving games Problem solving games help with word and letter pattern recognition and proofreading skills.

Wild West spelling gameWild West
Get off your horse and spell.

Which Witch spelling gameWhich Witch
Hangman with a twist.

Word search Word Search, medium
The classic English word game.
Print version

Word search Word Search, large
The classic English word game.
Print version

Decode the enemy message.

Voice and vocabulary games Voice and vocabulary games help to strengthen the important link between the way words are spoken and written and introduce or reinforce vocabulary.

Bugs spelling gameSticky Bugs
Catch bugs to spell the words.

Spelling Bee spelling game Spelling Bee
A 'Spelling Bee' style game.

Cool Spelling game Cool Spelling
Chill Out!

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